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Orange Fritters

My daughter made a citrusy version of apple fritters for 4-H demonstrations at our county and state fair. This crowd-size recipe yields 11 dozen but can easily be cut in half.—Debbie Johnson, Centertown, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 11 dozen


  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • 4 cups orange juice
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • In a large bowl, whisk flour, biscuit mix, sugar and baking powder. In another bowl, whisk eggs, orange zest and orange juice until blended. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
  • In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry about 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; cool slightly. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 fritter: 81 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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