Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Rustic Apple Fritters

So I was blog-hopping Friday night and I found these beauties.  Caleb and I decided we needed to have them Saturday morning.  I love how rustic and simple they are.  They are light and fresh (if anything fried can be considered fresh), and quick to prepare which is perfect for a lazy Saturday morning.  The apple cooks just slightly and is still crunchy, which I enjoyed, but if you prefer a cooked apple, you can bake it beforehand.  

Rustic Apple Fritters:
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1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1/4 cup cold water
1 Tbs milk
2 large apples, cored and sliced into medium rounds
oil or shortening for frying

Whisk all ingredients except apples and cinnamon-sugar together in medium bowl.  Let rest 10 minutes.  Meanwhile, heat oil or shortening over med-high heat in a deep fryer or heavy bottomed sauce pan.

When batter is ready and oil is hot, press apples into cinnamon sugar to coat on both sides.  Dip and coat each apple with batter and place into hot oil, using a chopstick or skewer.  Flip several times, cooking until lightly golden, 2-3 minutes.

Transfer to a plate covered with paper towel and sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar immediately.  Serve warm.

Yield: approx. 10-12 fritters
Source: adapted from Cook Republic


Elisabeth LaMouria said...

Wow...YUM! Yes, I must try these! Can't wait!!

Sneh | Cook Republic said...

These look amazing! And they are so addictive, aren't they? :-) I like how yours are thinner, makes them look crispier somehow, I must try thin ones!

Emily said...

Haha, I thought yours looked better fluffier :) Thanks for a great recipe! Apple fritters are my husband's favorite.