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Deep-Fried Strawberries: the delicious, bite-sized strawberry dessert recipe

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Deep-fried strawberries are perfect for a quick, sweet snack and makes an easy dessert recipe. Juicy strawberries are covered in batter and fried until golden. The inside is soft and fluffy with crispy edges. Serve it warm, while the batter is still crispy!

Grab a pack of ripe strawberries, and a few pantry ingredients such as milk, sugar, baking powder, flour. If you love strawberries and fritters, then you’ll love these deep-fried strawberries—it’s the best of both! Serve the strawberries on their own with your favorite sauce, or add them to an ice cream sundae. They will be gone in seconds!

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Can You Deep-Fry Chocolate-Covered Strawberries?

Unlike plain chocolate-covered strawberries, these battered-covered strawberries are suitable for deep frying! If you still want to make the chocolatey, dip the strawberries in chocolate, allow to set, then dip in the batter before frying.

Tips

For a quick shortcut, you can also use pancake batter instead of making your own.

Make sure to use an oil suitable for frying. These include canola, peanut, sunflower, or corn oil.

Don’t make your oil too hot, otherwise, the batter will burn before it’s cooked through. Use a thermometer to heat the oil to about 350°F.

To make these deep-fried strawberries gluten-free, you can use almond flour or any gluten-free flour blend.

Variation: fill the strawberries with cream cheese frosting, before dipping them into the batter and frying.

Make sure to rest your batter. This gives the gluten time to relax, which means light and fluffy dough. Rest for at least 30 minutes, and up to 2 days if you want to make it ahead of time.

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What to serve with Deep-Fried Strawberries

You can serve deep-fried strawberries with a sweet sauce.

Salted caramel sauce: Heat 1 cup sugar, ½ cup unsalted butter, ¼ cup evaporated milk, and 1 tsp vanilla extract in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook until thickened and light golden in color. Drizzle over the pancakes.

Buttermilk glaze: Whisk together 1 ½ cup sugar. ¼ tsp vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, and 2 tablespoons buttermilk.

Honey/Golden syrup/Maple syrup: a plain drizzle with honey, golden syrup, or maple syrup will taste just as delicious!

How To Store Deep-Fried Strawberries

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or an Airfryer for 10 minutes.

Ingredients
Strawberries
Egg
1
Milk
1 cup
Sugar
1/4 cup
butter, melted
1 tbsp
Vanilla Extract
1 tsp
Almond extract
1/2 tsp
Flour
1 1/2 cups
Baking powder
1 tbsp
Lemon zest
1/2 tsp
Salt
1/2 tsp
Powdered sugar

How To Make Deep-Fried Strawberries 

Make sure the strawberries are completely chilled.

Beat the egg and milk together. Add sugar, butter, lemon zest, vanilla extract, and almond extract, and beat until smooth.

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat until you get a smooth, thick batter.

Press a wooden skewer into the strawberry.

Dip it in the batter.

Place strawberries in a large amount of oil.

Fry strawberries for about 5 minutes or until golden brown.

Allow the fried strawberries to drain on the towel paper.

Remove the skewer and sprinkle it with powdered sugar. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Serve the deep-fried strawberries with chocolate sauce and ice cream.

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