When it is heard people talking about fritters in Mexico, is synonym of party. Whenever the month of September is approaching, the families begin to dust off the cookbook to prepare those dishes that are very traditional of those dates – among them the fritters that can also be found in fairs, holidays, parades, celebrations, christmas eve, etc.
The reality about this dessert is that it comes from Spain, from the Morisco culture and it has been adopted by many countries, mainly in Latin America – where each country prepares it according to their traditions.
In the case of Mexico, the fritters can be considered as sweet tortillas since they are dough discs that are crispy, light, cinnamon flavored and very tasty. Although the best of the fritters is that they cannot be eaten alone. They have to be accompanied with a tasty champurrado. It is a perfect combination!
*It is very curious that these fritters are also known as “knee fritters". This is due to the Mexican grandmothers that worked the fritter dough on their knees.
About the Recipe
This recipe is laborious, therefore you will have to work a lot.
In this recipe the fritters are fried and don’t use olive oil because it is not adequate for frying dough.
The fritters are covered with white sugar but brown sugar could also be used.
To prepare the fritters vanilla is used and it really has to be used because it makes a big difference.
The total preparation time is of , since the dough is left resting for a long time.