Rustic Apple Fritters:
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
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