My daughter made a citrusy version of apple fritters for 4-H demonstrations at our county and state fair. This crowd-size recipe yields 11 dozen but can easily be cut in half.—Debbie Johnson, Centertown, Missouri
- 6 cups all-purpose flour
- 6 cups biscuit/baking mix
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 6 eggs
- 2 to 3 tablespoons grated orange peel
- 4 cups orange juice
- Oil for deep-fat frying
- Confectioners' sugar
- In a large bowl, whisk flour, biscuit mix, sugar and baking powder. In another bowl, whisk eggs, orange peel and orange juice until blended. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
- In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry about 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; cool slightly. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: about 11 dozen.
Originally published as Orange Fritters in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2014
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