Monday, October 5, 2009

Apple Fritters

Does the "apple a day" theory count if they are battered and fried??
Chunks of fresh, crunchy apples, cloaked in this ridiculously easy to make dough and then dropped into bubbly oil make the most delicious apple fritters. Hot from the fryer, your friends and family will enjoy a crunchy golden brown shell enclosing a tender white pastry studded with fresh apple chunks. The warmth and texture of these morsels are the perfect foil to cold Autumn mornings and crisp afternoons.

Apple Fritters
makes about 1 dozen fritters, can be expanded as needed.
1 cup flour
1cup sparkling water
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large apple, peeled, cored and chopped
Cinnamon sugar
Vegetable oil -- filled to recommended levels in a deep fat fryer, or about 4 inches deep in a heavy, straight sided kettle.

Mix together the flour, water, salt and egg. Stir apples into batter until all of the apple chunks are coated.

Heat vegetable oil in deep fat fryer to 375 degrees.
Test oil readiness by dropping a small drop of dough in the hot oil.
The oil should bubble around the dough and it should float to the surface.
Carefully (don't let the oil splash) drop a large spoonful of batter (about 1/3 of a cup) into the oil.
Total cooking time should be about 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Use a plastic slotted spoon to turn fritters over in the oil so they are evenly browned.
Remove fritters with slotted spoon. Place on paper towels to drain for a minute or two before serving.

Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and get back to the fryer!!
Click on the title below to find a printable version of this recipe.

Apple Fritters Splendid on Foodista

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