Tomato Fritter Recipe

Tomato Fritter Recipe

Ingredients :
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash dried basil
Dash dried oregano
Dash pepper
1 large tomato, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 to 6 tablespoons water, optional
Oil for deep-fat frying

In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt, basil, oregano and pepper. Gently stir in tomato, onion, cheese, jalapeno and garlic just until moistened. If the batter seems thick, add water 1 Tablespoon at a time to thin it slightly until it loosens up and mixes easily.
In a cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat oil to 375°. Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 1-1/2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.

Test Kitchen tips :
The water in this recipe is optional. It will depend on how ripe and juicy your tomatoes are.
Fry one fritter as a test. If the middle is still undercooked when the exterior is golden brown, add some water to the batter to loosen it and make a slightly thinner fritter.
Whip up a side dip of sour cream mixed with chopped fresh basil, chives and fresh cracked pepper to take it up a notch.

Nutrition Facts :
1 fritter: 40 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 79mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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