Elderflower Fritters Recipe

These fritters are made by dipping fresh elderflowers in a light batter and frying them until golden brown.

| Spring 2019

Elderflower Fritters. Photo by Getty Images/alle12.

Elderflower fritters, also sometimes called pancakes, are essentially fresh elderflowers dipped in a light batter and deep fried.


  • Oil, for frying
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Elderflower clusters
  • Powdered sugar


  1. Pour an inch or so of oil into a large skillet, and heat over medium-high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, eggs, milk, and salt to make a batter.
  3. When the oil is hot, dunk an elderflower cluster in the batter, then carefully add it to the hot oil. Fry until golden brown. Remove from skillet, and drain on a paper towel. Repeat dipping and frying with remaining elderflower clusters and batter, adding additional oil to the skillet as needed.
  4. Dust the fritters with powdered sugar, and eat while still warm.

Learn more about elderberries and find more recipes with Growing, Harvesting, and Using Elderberries.

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