This delicious fritters recipe is courtesy of Filip Verheyden and can be found in his new cookbook, "The Basics."


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, sifted

  • 1 large egg yolk

  • 16 ounces beer, preferably Belgium ale

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 teaspoon peanut oil, plus more for frying

  • 2 large egg whites

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • Apples or pears, cored and cut lengthwise into 8 wedges


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, egg yolk, beer, peanut oil, and salt. Transfer mixture to refrigerator; let chill 30 minutes.

  2. Add enough oil to a deep, heavy-bottomed pot to reach a depth of 5 inches. Heat oil until it reaches 350 degrees on a deep-fry thermometer.

  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk egg whites until foamy. Add sugar and continue to whisk until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into chilled mixture.

  4. Dip fruit into batter and immediately transfer to hot oil. Fry until golden. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and serve immediately.

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