Remember all those cranberries I bought? Well here comes recipe number two! And it's a good'un... You know apple fritters? You like apple fritters? Well, meet their delicious holiday cousin, CRANBERRY FRITTERS (aka cranberry doughnuts). They are quick, festive, AMAZINGLY SCRUMPTIOUS and sorry to say, not the least bit healthy (actually I'm not sorry to say it, everything in moderation, right?)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
Oil for frying
In a bowl, beat egg; add sugar and butter.
Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; add to sugar mixture alternately with milk.
Fold in cranberries. Heat oil in an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer to 375° (I don't have either of these so I just used a good ol non stick pan! Just make sure your oil is at 375).
Drop tablespoonfuls of batter into oil. Fry doughnuts a few at a time, turning with a slotted spoon until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels; roll in sugar while still warm. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.