Deep Fried Peaches and Nectarines

August  5, 2011
4 Ratings
  • Serves 4-6 (Depends on serving size)
Author Notes

I have never been to a County or State fair, after doing some research I surmised that much of what you are offered is fried, deep fried. There is also pie, especially at County fairs. I took ripe peaches and nectarines, battered and deep fried them. Its easier to manage than a piece of pie and it fits into the deep fry theme that seems to be prevalent at fairs. These are light and its best to eat right away while they are warm and crunchy. When you bite into that wonderful fried dough you get the added flavor of fresh fruit. I finished them off with a dusting of confectioners sugar. You can use any kind of fruit you like, you can even bake the fruit first. I chose to use the fruit raw but it would work either way.

Test Kitchen Notes

Quite lovely! The fruit heats just a bit but provides a wonderful, melting contrast to the crisp exterior. Next time, I might add a nip of brandy or similar to the batter to enhance the flavor, but overall more than satisfying. Bravo! - Kukharka —mitschlag

What You'll Need
  • The batter and fruit
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
  • 2 ripe nectarines peeled and sliced into 12 slices
  • 2 ripe peaches peeled and sliced into 12 slices
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
  • Deep Frying
  • Vegetable oil (I used canola) enough to fill a medium saucepan half full
  • confectioners sugar to dust after fried
  1. The batter and fruit
  2. Lightly beat your egg in mixing bowl, add milk and melted butter stir to combine. Add dry ingredients stir to combine. It's ok if there are a few lumps. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.
  3. Put the sliced nectarines and peaches in bowl, add sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir to combine and set aside until batter is ready.
  1. Deep Frying
  2. If you have a deep fryer use it according to directions if not use a medium saucepan or deep skillet add enough oil so that its half full. Heat oil to 375 degrees.
  3. Take your batter out of the refrigerator, using a skewer or fork dip your fruit into the batter and gently put in the hot oil.You should only fry 3 or 4 slices at a time. Fry until golden brown turning to make sure all sides are nicely browned. With slotted spoon remove from oil and place on brown paper bag or paper towel on cooling rack. After the fruit is all fried dust with confectioners sugar.

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I have loved to cook for as long as I can remember, am self taught learning as I go. I come from a large Italian family and food was at the center of almost every gathering. My grandfather made his own wine and I remember the barrels of wine in the cellar of my grandfathers home, I watched my mother and aunts making homemade pasta and remember how wonderful it was to sit down to a truly amazing dinner. Cooking for me is a way to express myself its my creative outlet. I enjoy making all types of food but especially enjoy baking, I live in Brooklyn, NY, and I share my home with my two dogs Izzy and Nando. I like to collect cookbooks and scour magazines and newspapers for recipes. I hope one day to organize them.

22 Reviews

TheWimpyVegetarian August 18, 2011
Congrats on your EP!!!
arielleclementine August 11, 2011
So amazing! Will have to try this with the last of the summer peaches available at our farmers market! Thanks for the recipe :)
wssmom August 10, 2011
Clever, and delicious. You rock!
Panfusine August 10, 2011
OOOOOOOOOOHH!! Sounds Heavenly divine!
Panfusine August 10, 2011
My son would LOVE these!
creamtea August 10, 2011
Fessing up: I've never been to a county or state fair either. Does that disqualify me ;) ?

Love this recipe. It would work for our big Sunday breakfasts.
Panfusine August 10, 2011
Me neither!
fiveandspice August 10, 2011
I can't believe you've never been to a state fair sdebrango! You must make your way to one sometime - it's a cultural experience, you could say. These look like they would fit in perfectly though. They sound scrumptious!
Sagegreen August 9, 2011
Love the fruit in this batter!
BlueKaleRoad August 9, 2011
A big YUM here! Love this idea!
nannydeb August 8, 2011
This sounds wonderful! Saved!
CeaCeaGolem August 8, 2011
what is ap flour?
TheWimpyVegetarian August 6, 2011
Fabulous idea! And the fruit makes them healthy! And I confess - I've never been to a County or State Fair either. An obvious oversight I need to correct.
TheWimpyVegetarian August 6, 2011
SKK August 6, 2011
This is so inventive! Can't wait to try it. This would be great to serve with fried ice cream.
Marrie August 7, 2011
what is this recipe u talk about?...fried ice cream?
thanks for ur reply
SKK August 7, 2011
Marrie, this is the recipe and an explanation
gingerroot August 6, 2011
What a brilliant idea, sdebrango! Your twist on fried dough is one I would definitely love to try.
lakelurelady August 6, 2011
This is such a fabulous idea. So creative!
susan G. August 6, 2011
Thanks for adding the photo. They look, uh, good enough to eat!
lapadia August 6, 2011
What a delicious idea, sdebrango!!!
inpatskitchen August 6, 2011
This sounds so good...and solves my inability to make decent pie crust...Thanks!