Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Farm Fresh Peach Fritters

Today just felt like an adventurous day. A morning photo shoot with Noni reminded me of a part of town I hadn't visited in a while, in particular an off-the-beaten-path local farm and produce stand. I told Big B we were going on a treasure hunt to try and find it (I sort of remembered where it was) and we headed north.

We found it. The kids had such a great time chasing the chickens (who gave us a dozen eggs, thank you ladies) while I picked out a mess of produce and other farm delights. The boys chose a watermelon and some zucchini for muffins,I picked some of the fattest, juciest tomatoes I've seen in months, and we brought Papa home a pint of Cajun style home-boiled peanuts, his favorite.
But by far the find of the day was a gorgeous pound of peaches. Just look at these.Coincidentally, Big B and his class made apple fritters today at his preschool, during their 'food week.' I have never attempted making a fritter of any kind, but combine a five-year-old's excitement over the word 'fritter' with these perfect peaches, and you have kismet in the kitchen. We read several fritter recipes (it truly is a great word) for inspiration and created our own concoction. And I must say, they tasted really, really good.

1 c. flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. melted butter
1 egg, beaten (farm fresh-yum)
1/3 c. buttermilk
4 fresh peaches, chopped
2 tbsp. powdered sugar
1 tbsp. cinnamon

Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar into a large bowl.
Combine egg, buttermilk and melted butter, and add to dry ingredients; mix just until moistened. Gently stir in peaches.
Heat about 1/2 tbsp. of the butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Drop fritter-batter (an even better word) by large tablespoonfuls into the skillet. Flip once, and fry slowly until golden brown.Combine powdered sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over fritters. Enjoy!


Cathy said...

So where is this lovely place???

Mama Bird said...

Ooh I love that produce stand. I might have to go get me some peaches too! Great photos.

Kathie said...

Oh how beautiful the bounty of the produce looks. Sounds like a delectible day for all involved. Now, pass me a fritter please. :o)

Liquid Pen said...

I am so inspired! What a BEAUTIFUL thing!!!! farm fresh peach fitters. You are a wonderful, adventurous mama...and your boys (all three) are VERY lucky to have you taking such great care of them!

Rose said...

Delicious! That produce stand isn't around here is it?

Mom and Kiddo said...

I am so hungry now! These look delicious.