Huckleberry Cake - Huckleberry Fritters - Huckleberry Jam - Huckleberry Pie
Blueberries and huckleberries although related, are not the same. One obvious difference is that the blueberry has many soft, tiny almost unnoticeable seeds, while the huckleberry has ten larger, hard seeds. Blueberries are also more blue, while huckleberries are blackish blue or reddish black. This red/black variety is also called southern cranberry.
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2 c huckleberries or blueberries
3 c unbleached flour
1/2 c granulated sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 c water
Oil (for deep frying)
Wash berries and allow to drain well. Sift dry ingredients together into a mixing bowl. Beat eggs with water until foamy. Mix quickly into dry ingredients. Fold in berries.
Heat oil or shortening in deep heavy skillet to 350 degrees F.
Drop batter by tablespoonful into the hot oil. Turn fritters frequently so that they brown to a deep golden color on all sides. Drain on paper towels and serve hot. Makes 2 dozen.