Fritter Batter

1 cup flour teaspoon salt teaspoon baking powder

cup milk

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 eggs

Mix the dry ingredients thoroughly; add the milk, then the oil, and last the beaten eggs.

Vegetable Fritters

Cook the vegetables thoroughly; drain them; chop fine and add to the batter. Drop in boiling hot fat; drain and dry on paper.

Oyster Fritters

Wash the oysters and parboil them; drain well and add to the batter. Use oyster juice instead of milk in making the batter. Fry in hot fat; drain and serve.

Apple Fritters

Choose sour apples; pare, core and cut them into small slices. Stir into fritter batter and fry in boiling hot fat. Drain on paper: sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.

Banana Fritters

3 bananas

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 tablespoons sugar

teaspoon salt

⅓ cup milk

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 egg

Mash the bananas and mix the flour with the salt, sugar and baking powder. Combine the dry ingredients with the bananas, alternating with the milk. Add lemon juice and the egg, beaten light. Drop by spoonfuls into deep fat and fry. Drain on paper and sprinkle with powdered sugar.