Welcome in the fresh berries with Sweet Fritters with Strawberry and Lemon Sauce

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Fritters:

4 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces

1/2 cup water

2/3 cup flour

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tsp. lemon zest

1/2 tsp. vanilla

3 eggs

Vegetable oil for frying

Strawberry Sauce:

3 cups strawberries

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons sugar, maybe more depending on sweetness of berries

1 cup sliced berries; set aside

Lemon Sauce:

5 egg yolks

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup lemon juice

zest from 1 lemon

1 tablespoons butter

Strawberry Sauce:

Combine the ingredients into a bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process until smooth. Strain through a sieve to remove any seeds; set aside.

Lemon Sauce:

Combine the egg yolks and sugar; whisk until blended well. Add to a small saucepan along with the juice and zest. Stirring constantly over medium low heat, cook until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in butter until melted; set aside.

Fritters:

In a heavy bottomed pan add 1 inch of vegetable oil. Place on medium high heat  and heat to 350-375 degrees using a deep fry thermometer.

Meanwhile, place the butter and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add the flour, using a wooden spoon, beat flour until it forms a smooth paste. Add the paste to a food processor fitted with a metal blade along with the lemon juice, zest, and vanilla. Process until combined. Add eggs one at a time until everything is incorporated.

Using a tablespoon, spoon into hot oil. Fry until golden, Drain on paper towels.

Place both sauces on serving plate. Place fritters on top of sauce and sliced berries; dust with powdered sugar.

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