Macedonian Fritters Recipe with Yeast and Sugar


Macedonian Fritters Recipe with Yeast and Sugar
Region / culture: Macedonia | Preparation time: 1 hour | Cooking time: 30 minutes | Servings: 8



Fritters are a delicious and versatile dish that can be enjoyed as a snack, appetizer, or even a main course. These crispy and flavorful treats are made by deep frying a batter made from flour, water, yeast, and seasonings. Fritters can be sweet or savory, depending on the ingredients used, and are popular in many different cuisines around the world.


Fritters have been enjoyed for centuries in various cultures around the world. The concept of frying batter-coated foods dates back to ancient Rome, where fritters were made with a mixture of flour, water, and eggs. Over time, different regions developed their own variations of fritters, incorporating local ingredients and flavors. Today, fritters are enjoyed in many different forms, from apple fritters in the United States to banana fritters in the Caribbean.


How to prepare

  1. Prepare the yeast according to the directions mentioned in the recipe above.
  2. Sift the flour into a large bowl and make a hole in the middle. Add salt, yeast, and baking powder (you may use 2 eggs instead of baking powder after LENT) and mix well.
  3. Begin adding water and beat the mixture until the batter is thick and drops gently from the spoon.
  4. Cover the bowl and allow the batter to rise in a warm place for 0.5 hour.
  5. After 0.5 hour, beat down the batter for 1 minute and cover it again to allow it to rise for another 0.5 hour.
  6. Place about 2 cups of oil in a large frying pan and heat it. Drop large tablespoons of batter into the pan.
  7. Fry as many as the pan can hold.
  8. Turn the fritters and fry them until they turn golden brown.
  9. Remove the fritters from the pan and drain them on a paper towel.
  10. Continue frying until all the batter is used.
  11. If desired, sprinkle the fritters with sugar.


  • Add chopped vegetables or herbs to the batter for a savory twist.
  • Use different types of flour, such as cornmeal or chickpea flour, for a unique texture and flavor.
  • Experiment with sweet fritter variations by adding fruits, nuts, or spices to the batter.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure the oil is hot enough before frying the fritters to ensure they cook evenly and become crispy.

- Do not overcrowd the pan when frying the fritters, as this can lower the temperature of the oil and result in soggy fritters.

- Experiment with different seasonings and ingredients to create unique flavor combinations in your fritters.

- Serve the fritters hot and fresh for the best taste and texture.

Serving Suggestions

Fritters can be served as a snack with a dipping sauce, as a side dish with a main course, or even as a dessert with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

Cooking Techniques

Deep frying is the traditional method for cooking fritters, but they can also be baked or air-fried for a healthier option.

- Use a slotted spoon to carefully turn the fritters in the hot oil to ensure they cook evenly on all sides.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have dry yeast, you can use baking powder or baking soda as a leavening agent.

- You can substitute water with milk or buttermilk for a richer flavor in the batter.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the batter for fritters ahead of time and refrigerate it for up to 24 hours before frying.

- Cooked fritters can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and reheated in the oven or microwave.

Presentation Ideas

Serve fritters on a platter with a variety of dipping sauces for a fun and interactive appetizer. - Garnish fritters with fresh herbs, citrus zest, or a drizzle of honey for an elegant touch.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair savory fritters with a tangy yogurt sauce or spicy chutney for a delicious contrast of flavors.

- Sweet fritters can be served with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for a decadent dessert.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store leftover fritters in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

- Reheat fritters in a preheated oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes or in a skillet over medium heat until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of fritters contains approximately 250 calories.


Each serving of fritters contains approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of fritters contains approximately 10 grams of fats.


Each serving of fritters contains approximately 5 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Fritters are not a significant source of vitamins and minerals.


Fritters may contain allergens such as gluten and eggs.


Fritters are a tasty and indulgent treat that are best enjoyed in moderation due to their high calorie and fat content. They are a good source of carbohydrates and can be a satisfying snack or meal.


Fritters are a versatile and delicious dish that can be enjoyed in many different ways. Whether you prefer sweet or savory fritters, there are endless possibilities for creating unique and flavorful variations. Experiment with different ingredients and seasonings to make fritters that suit your taste preferences and enjoy them as a snack, appetizer, or main course.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was immediately hooked. It was a simple handwritten note on a yellowed piece of paper, tucked away in an old cookbook I found at a yard sale. The title simply read "Fritters," and the ingredients listed were basic pantry staples - flour, eggs, milk, and sugar. But there was something about the way the recipe was written that intrigued me. It was as if the person who wrote it down was passing on a family secret, a cherished tradition that had been handed down through generations.

I decided to try making the fritters that very evening. As I gathered the ingredients and followed the instructions, I found myself lost in memories of my own grandmother's kitchen. She was a masterful cook, able to whip up the most delicious dishes with whatever she had on hand. I could almost hear her voice guiding me as I mixed the batter and heated the oil.

The fritters turned out beautifully - golden and crispy on the outside, with a light and fluffy interior. I couldn't believe how such a simple recipe could yield such delicious results. I immediately knew that this would become a staple in my own cooking repertoire.

Over the years, I made the fritters for family gatherings, potlucks, and special occasions. Each time, they were met with rave reviews and requests for the recipe. I was more than happy to share it with anyone who asked, knowing that it would bring joy and comfort to their tables, just as it had to mine.

As I continued to make the fritters, I learned to make subtle tweaks and adjustments to the recipe, adding a dash of cinnamon for warmth, or a splash of vanilla for sweetness. I also experimented with different fillings, from apples and bananas to chocolate and nuts. Each variation brought its own unique flavor and texture, but the basic recipe remained the same - a simple, humble fritter that never failed to delight.

One day, while visiting a friend's farm, I was introduced to a new twist on the classic fritter recipe. Their orchard was bursting with ripe peaches, and I was inspired to create a peach fritter using the fresh fruit. The sweet, juicy peaches added a burst of flavor to the fritters, and I knew I had stumbled upon a winning combination.

As I enjoyed the peach fritters with my friend and her family, I shared the recipe with them, and they were just as smitten with it as I was. We spent the afternoon making batch after batch of fritters, experimenting with different fruits and flavors, and reveling in the joy of good food and good company.

That day marked the beginning of a new chapter in my fritter-making journey. I continued to explore different variations and adaptations of the recipe, drawing inspiration from the people and places I encountered along the way. From blueberry fritters at a farmers market to pumpkin fritters at a fall festival, each new experience added a fresh perspective to my beloved recipe.

But no matter how many different fritters I created, the original recipe remained my favorite. It was a reminder of where I had started, of the simple pleasures of home cooking and the enduring power of tradition. And as I passed the recipe on to my own grandchildren, I knew that it would continue to be a source of joy and connection for generations to come.

So here I am, sitting in my kitchen, surrounded by the comforting scent of frying fritters. The memories of all the people and places that have shaped this recipe swirl around me, filling me with a sense of gratitude and contentment. And as I take a bite of a warm, crispy fritter, I know that I am passing on more than just a recipe - I am passing on a legacy of love, laughter, and delicious food.


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