1 cup cornmeal
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large peach, peeled and diced
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Heat peanut oil in deep-fryer to 350 degrees F.
Combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, combine buttermilk, eggs, butter, cubed peaches, and almond extract. Add wet mixture to dry and stir well until combined.
Using a small ice cream scoop, drop batter into the hot oil. Fry for 1 minute per side. Flip halfway through cooking before it's too heavy to turn. Remove to a paper towel-lined sheet tray. Sprinkle immediately with confectioners' sugar.
– Chef Geoff Bragg