These South African apple fritters are utterly sensational! They’re served with a salted peanut butter sauce for added scrumminess.

Preparation 20 minutes
Cooking 25 minutes
Serves 6

 

Ingredients
300g sweet potato, peeled, cored and diced
150g plain flour
2tsp cornflour
2tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
250ml milk
4 South African Pink Lady or Granny Smith apples,
cored and sliced into rings
Vegetable oil, for shallow frying
2tbsp caster sugar mixed with 1/2tsp ground cinnamon,
for sprinkling
Sauce:
30g peanut butter powder
30g light muscovado sugar
30g butter
60g golden syrup



Nutritional valuesPer 562g servingPer 100g
Energy1917kj/458kcal713kj/170kcal
Fat20.4g7.6g
of which saturates4.8g1.8g
Carbohydrate60g22.3g
of which sugars33.5g15.5g
Fibre3.4g1.3g
Protein6.5g2.4g
Salt0.9g0.3g

  1. Cook the sweet potato chunks in lightly salted boiling water until tender. Cool, then put them into a blender with the flour, cornflour, baking powder, salt and milk to give the consistency of thick double cream.
  2. Pour vegetable oil into a large saucepan or wok to a depth of 4-5cm. Heat, then check that it’s hot enough by adding a small cube of bread – it should sizzle and brown.
  3. Dip the apple slices in the batter and cook them in the hot oil in batches, about 2 or 3 at a time, until golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper.
  4. For the sauce, put the peanut butter powder, sugar, butter and syrup into a saucepan. Heat gently, stirring until smooth. Add a little hot water to thin the consistency. Serve the fritters, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and drizzled with a little sauce.

 

Cook’s tip: Find peanut butter powder in health food shops and most supermarkets. Otherwise, use 60g smooth peanut butter.


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