Sunday, August 28, 2005

The Big Fried Fritter!

Le Rentrée is upon us, gone are the quiet days of August in Paris! Clay's school starts Tuesday, my cooking classes start on the 7th, with a Pizza Class!
Time to get my groove on! Nothing gets you back into the swing of things like a good old Food Blog Event! The theme is near and dear to my heart (clogged arteries?).....Fried Food! Compliments of a great blog called, At Our Table. Of course we can't forget that this is a IMBB event, and they are getting ready to launch their new web page on September 1st, stay tuned!

This is a last minute idea, to join in the fun of the blog-event. Why last minute? The husband, is arriving home today, after a month in the UK, he is bringing much 'stuff' from M&S (Tee-shirts, Cheddar) and Tesco's (Demerara sugar, Cumberland sausages, Spicy red peppers), so I need to meet the aircraft as a show of support and provide extra trunk space!

My entry is a Spicy Pineapple Fritter. Doing a little store cupboard spying around, I have a pineapple that is ready to be a little toooo ripe, I also have my beloved red peppers from my trip to the UK. The good news is you chop ingredients up, you make the batter and let it rest for 4 hours! This gives me time to drive out to Le Bourget to fetch 'the Hub' and my British booty! Then last minute combination and fire up some cooking oil.....


Easy recipe, just don't forget to season the batter.
These need to be served cold. These fritters would have really shown if they had a nice chutney accompanimentt. Plus, between you and me, I could have added a little bit more red pepper, the end result needed a bit more heat!

Sometimes, I'm my own worst critic!







10 comments:

Nic said...

I've never done fried pineapple before, Melissa. It sounds amazing!

Melissa said...

Hey Nic!!
Check out that recipe and play with it, it has potential, just not right out of the gate.
(loved the look of your FGT's!)
Melissa

Mona said...

those pineapple fritters look awesome...
do you have a recipe for fried green tomatoes?

Mia said...

Mmm, I love sweet and savory combined. What sort of chutney would you recommend? I immediately thought of a mango-avocado combination. But something creamy might play nicely off the pineapple...maybe a fruit-spiced yogurt?

Melissa said...

---Hi Mona Li...Check Nic's site Bakingsheet (first comment, this post)
She did a Fried Green tomato and is a wonderful cook!
----Hi Mia, mmmmmmm......your mango/avocado combo sounds wonderful. Really, a mango/avocado salsa could be a good match for the Fritters! Take care!

Mona said...

Oh awesome, I just checked it out and added to favorites. Can't wait to try it! THanks for the hook up!

Melissa said...

MonaLi...Always glad to share a GREAT blog!

Linda said...

Thanks for participating in this month's IMBB! It's a pleasure to have you on board and your fritter looks excellent! Great job!

Melissa said...

Thanks Linda, Great round-up....such an undertaking isn't it, these events!

joey said...

What a great and interesting combination...I would never have thought it up! But now I keep playing it over in my head...I like sweet and spicy together :-)