Mango Fritters

This is a bit of a retro classic. I love mango, but I always end up eating them raw before I figure how to use them. This is a really simple way to cook them. I just love the crispy outer shell with the sweet mango inside and it’s perfect with some ice cream! One thing to note, don’t pick a mango that’s too soft, as you’ll not be able to handle it enough to get the batter on. I always pick the slightly firmer ones as they tend to soften once they’re hot.

RECIPE:

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup plain flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon icing sugar

1 mango (peeled and cut into wedges)
Icing sugar (to dust)
honey (to drizzle)
Vegetable oil (for deep frying)

DIRECTIONS:
Seive the flour, icing sugar and baking powder together and mix in 1/2 cup + 2 more tablespoons of water. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes to thicken.

Pour the oil into a large saucepan to about 7cm deep. Heat til hot over a moderate heat. Dip pieces of mango into the thick batter then let the drips drop off. Place into the hot oil and fry for 2-3 minutes until brown and crispy. Drain briefly on paper towels and serve.

SERVING:
Drizzle over a little honey and dust with icing sugar and serve with ice cream.

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  • Lisa Cantrell

    I grew up in the tropics eating mango fritters and ate mango, hot, cold and straight off the tree at the bus stop where it would stain my uniform shirt and get me in trouble! I can’t wait to cook them again this w/e when 9 of us who grew up together get together after 50 years! Thanks for posting this-I’m glad my friend sent it!

    • http://www.whatyouhavingforyourtea.com LeeJ

      Thanks Lisa,

      I think I could LIVE on mangoes! It’s coming up to Mango season here in Australia so I just know there will be some new recipes to come. Thanks for your comment.

  • tesss

    this was the worst recipe i have ever tried and failed. the mango is disguisting and hot. you should no better that mango should not be fried and should be eaten cold. this makes me vomit.
    all the best with your future recipes:)

    • admin

      Oh dear.

      Sorry you hated it so much. Personally, I think the mango is delicious when it’s hot! Perfection!

      I guess it’s all about personal taste. I love these… and… well… you don’t.
      :(

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