The very creative Platypus Wine Tours food staff continually draws compliments from their guests about the taste and quality of many of the foods offered on Napa Valley wine tours and special events. At times, the tour hosts are asked about the recipes of some of the offerings, and the Platypus Wine Tours team is pleased to pass these on to their valued guests.

From time to time, we offer these recipes in complete form in the Platypus Wine Tours Blog Section on the company website.

This month, we present the recipe for another unique and tasty dish, our Classic Spring Fritters:

Recipe for Platypus Wine Tours Classic Spring Fritters

Ingredients to Assemble

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups AP Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp White Pepper


  • 1 Cup Fresh Peas
  • 1 Cup Fresh White Corn
  • 1 Cup Zucchini (small dice)
  • 1 tsp Fresh Dill (chopped)

The Method

  • Mix all the dry ingredients thoroughly.
  • Add the wet ingredients and mix well. When adding in the vegetables, make sure they are well coated before starting the cooking process.
  • Shape individual fritter pieces from the mixture.
  • Heat one inch of oil in a medium-sized saucepan.
  • Use a large spoon to drop the fritters into the hot oil.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.


Caution: Do not add too many fritters at a time since the temperature in the pan will drop, causing them to absorb too much oil. Also, the hot pan and oil start cooking the fritters as soon as they hit the pan, helping to sear a crust on each one that will hold them together.

You will likely want to experiment with the flavors by adding more or less spice. Also, you might select your choice of dips.

The Chef’s favorite dip with the fritters, by the way, happens to be Sriracha Mayonnaise, which happens to be a hot sauce made with chili peppers, garlic, vinegar, sugar, and salt.

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