"Make a paste with some flour, a spoonful of brandy, half a glass of white wine, the whites of two eggs beat and green lemon shred fine. Mix it well, neither too thick nor too thin. It should rope in falling from a spoon. Dip some large strawberries in to it, fry them and glaze them with a salamander." This is also the earliest reference to a salamander I found as well.
Fresh Whole Strawberry Fritters with Caramel Sauce This is a tasty treat for you guys out there to make on Valentine's Day.
1 quart vegetable oil 2 eggs, well beaten 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk 3/4 cup flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 pint whole strawberries, hulled
Prepared Caramel Sauce
Preheat oil in a deep, heavy pot until it reaches 350-degrees F with a clip-on thermometer. Use your deep fryer according to manufacturers instructions.
Combine first 6 ingredients and mix well. Stir in strawberries, a few at a time, being careful not to mash them. With 2 forks, remove a strawberry at ta time and gently ease them into the hot oil. Cook only 2-3 at a time to cook evenly, remembering to turn them over, and to keep the temperature of the oil hot.
Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the batter has evenly turned a medium brown in color. Remove to a paper towel lined platter or rack to drain. continue with remainder of strawberries. To serve, pour warmed caramel sauce over the top.