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Gino’s elderberry fritters

To make these elderberry fritters, start by preparing a deep fryer with hot oil.

Make your batter, starting with a dry mix of:

¶2{1/2} oz. all-purpose flour

¶Pinch of salt

¶1{1/2} tsp. confectioner’s sugar

Set aside the dry mix. Prepare a wet mix by thoroughly whisking, in a small bowl:

¶1 large egg

¶{1/4} cup lager beer, not too bitter

Add the dry mix and whisk to remove lumps.

Add another:

¶{1/4} cup beer

Whisk until batter is uniform.

Now, take by the stem individually:

¶4 or 5 elderberry flower clusters (cymes) with stems

Move each cyme around in the batter until coated. Then drop each battered flower into the hot oil just long enough for it to start turning brown. Remove the fritter and drain it on paper.

You can sprinkle the fritters with:

¶sugar

¶cinnamon

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Originally published in The Commons issue #466 (Wednesday, July 4, 2018). This story appeared on page B2.

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