• Okinawan Sweet Fritters

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    Okinawan Sweet Fritters
    Prep: 15 min Cook: 4-6 min Servings: 12
    by Tamara Daugherty
    2 recipes
    I grew up loving this delicate treat, both from the market in Okinawa (watching elderly women fry these up in giant cast iron pots) and made at home by my "Oba-ason" (Okinawan grandmother)". I use to wait for these little doughnuts to float on top in her pot over a wood-fed fire. (we never had a stove). Similar to the American version of sugared doughnuts, but the bean paste makes it an entirely different snack.


    • 1 large egg
    • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/3 cup chunky or smooth Japanese Bean Paste (found in Oriental Markets or select grocery stores)
    • 6 cups Peanut oil or vegetable oil
    • 1/4 cup sugar (optional)


    1. 1) In a small bowl, combine egg and milk
    2. 2) In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, brown sugar and cinnamon.
    3. 3) Add the egg and milk to the flour mixture; stir until well blended. Stir in bean paste.
    4. 4) In a wok or shallow pan, heat oil to 350 degrees. Drop batter into the hot oil by the tablespoons. Fry fritters to be sure the batter is cooked inside.
    5. 5) Roll hot fritters in sugar or serve plain.

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    • I Sicilian
      I Sicilian
      I'm looking forward to more of your recipe. Japanese is one of my most favorite cuisines. I make Japanes at least twice a week. Always looking for new fresh recipes. Happy to be your friend
      • A.L. Wiebe
        A.L. Wiebe
        These fritters sound awesome!

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