Saint Joseph's Day Fritters Recipe

Saint Joseph's Day comes each March, and is a festival originating in Sicily. These fritters are a fun part of the celebration.

1 cup water
4 Tbsp butter
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup flour
4 eggs
3 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp lemon peel
2 Tbsp rum
1 tsp vanilla extract

powdered sugar for topping

Mix water, butter and salt in a pot and bring to a boil. Sift in flour then mix in eggs. Now mix in sugar, lemon peel, rum and vanilla extract. Cool the batter.

Get oil going in a deep fryer to 400F. Drop the batter in and fry about 10 minutes. Lay on paper towels and dry, then sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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