1 pound largest prunes

1 cup flour

2 cups dry white wine

1 pinch salt

1 cup blanched almonds

1 cup grated sweet chocolate

Vegatable oil for frying

Put prunes in a deep bowl, cover with white wine and soak overnight. Drain in the morning, reserving the wine. Cover prunes with water. Cook gently until just tender. Drain. Remove pits carefully. Insert a whole almond in each prune. Chill.

Make a batter of the flour and 1 cup of the reserved wine. (Add more wine if necessary to make 1 cup.) Add pinch of salt. Beat batter until smooth. Heat vegetable oil to 390 degrees F. for frying. Dip prunes in batter to coat them evenly. Fry a few at a time until crisp and golden brown. Drain on paper. Wile still hot, roll in the grated chocolate to coat them evenly. Serve immediately. serves 6-8.

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