Lemon Fritters

Recipe By: Jenny Goycochea


Lemon fritters are less dense than your typical donut and they’re so easy to make. The batter comes together in about 5 minutes in one bowl with no yeast or leavening besides baking powder. These little donut-like fritters don’t require fancy ingredients or equipment and they’re perfect for an impromptu brunch.

1 cup
Icelandic Provisions Traditional Vanilla Skyr
2 tbsp
Olive Oil
1/3 cup
Granulated Sugar
2 tsp
Lemon Zest
1 1/4 cup
All-Purpose Flour
2 tsp
Baking Powder
1/4 tsp
Fine Sea Salt
6 cup
Canola Oil
1/4 cup
Powdered Sugar
for dusting
Step 1:
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt or skyr, olive oil, granulated sugar, and lemon zest until smooth. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet until no streaks of flour remain.
Step 2:
Heat the canola oil in a heavy bottomed pot over medium-high heat to 360 F. You want the oil to be at least 2 inches deep, so use an appropriately sized pot.
Step 3:
Using a 1 oz (2 tablespoon) cookie scoop, drop 4-5 scoops of batter into the oil and fry for 4-5 minutes, flipping the fritters halfway through, until golden brown.
Step 4:
Using a slotted spoon or spider, transfer the fritters from the oil to a paper towel-lined tray to drain excess oil. Dust with powdered sugar and serve warm.