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Strawberry Fritters

(recipe, Williamsburg Farmers Market)


These delectable strawberry fritters were presented by Barbara Scherer of Colonial Williamsburg Foodways Department from an 18th Century Cookbook of a French Family.


  1. flour
  2. 1 spoonful brandy
  3. ½ glass white wine
  4. 2 egg whites, beaten
  5. green lemonpeel, finely shredded


  1. Make a paste with some flour, a spoonful of brandy, half a glass of white wine, the whites of two eggs beat, and green lemonpeel shred fine
  2. Mix it well, neither too thick nor too thin; it should rope in falling from the spoon
  3. Dip some large strawberries into it, fry them, and glaze them with a salamander.