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Deep Fried Pineapple
in Coconut Batter


  • 12 ounces fresh pineapple, pared and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 8 ounces premium lager
  • 8 ounces self-rising flour, sifted
  • A little cold water, if needed
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 ounces desiccated coconut
  • Flour
  • 6 tablespoons dark rum
  • 4 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • Juice of half a lemon

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  1. Dry the pineapple on paper toweling. Heat a deep fryer to 375 degrees F.
  2. Whisk the lager and flour together, adding a little cold water, if needed, until the batter is thick. Stir in sugar and coconut.
  3. Dust the pineapple into a little flour, then place it into the batter. Gently shake off excess batter and then drop the coated pineapple pieces, one by one, into the hot oil. (Do not cook more than 8 pieces at a time or the temperature of the oil will dip and the pineapple will not crisp up the way it should).
  4. When done, lift out the pieces with a slotted spoon and drain well on absorbent paper, repeating the process until all the pineapple is cooked.
  5. Sprinkle pineapple pieces with a little sugar and keep warm but uncovered.
  6. Mix the rum, confectioners' sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan and warm it up.
  7. Spoon over fritters at the table.
  8. Serve with heavy cream or whipped cream.