Red Onion Cocktail Sauce:
2. Heat the oil in a heavy saucepan or a small deep fryer until it reaches 350°F to 375°F. (Test it by cooking just one fritter first.) With a tablespoon, shape the fritters into small two-bite sized balls and drop carefully into the heated oil. Using tongs, roll the fritters around in the oil until they are deep golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove and drain on a brown paper bag or paper towel. Serve with the sauce.
Red Onion Cocktail Sauce
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and serve with the fritters.
Andrea Reusing is the creator of the restaurant Lantern in Chapel Hill, N.C., and author of the book Cooking in the Moment: A Year of Seasonal Recipes. In this installment of The Key 3, she shares with Lynne Rossetto Kasper the techniques behind three of her favorite recipes: Turnip Soup, Overnight Braised Short Ribs and Tomato Salad.