"Pears are caramelized, then folded into batter and deep
fried, for a simple, lightly sweet treat."
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pear - peeled, cored and
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons milk
oil for deep frying
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the pears until
caramelized; set aside to cool.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder,
salt and pepper; form a well in the center. In a small, separate bowl beat the
egg with the milk and pour into the dry ingredients; mix well.
Gently fold pears into the batter.
Heat deep fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Drop batter
by rounded spoonfuls into hot oil, and fry until golden brown. Drain briefly on
paper towels. Serve hot.
Yields: 4 servings