An apple a day keeps the doctor away (unless they are deep fried, lol). Apple Quote.
Apple Fritters are definitely in the devilish food category given that they are fried goodness srizzled with sugar glaze. But one of my favorite “snack rules” is that “if it contains fruit it is health food” so go ahead and tell yourself that and eat a whole bunch!
The recipe is below, but first, a few tips for these:
Cut the apples immediately before adding them. Otherwise, put them in water with a good sized splash of lemon juice to keep them from browning. If they do brown it doesn’t hurt anything. It is just an appearance factor.
When frying, keeping the oil temperature constant. If you have it too low everything won’t cook and will be doughy. If it is too hot the outsides will burn and the insides will be mushy. Cook in small batches so that the fritters don’t touch each other. If things get crowded they won’t brown or cook evenly.
- 1 quart vegetable oil (for deep frying)
- 1½ cups flour
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅔ cup milk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 3 cups apples - peeled, cored and chopped
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Heat the oil in a deep fryer, dutch oven, or deep skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
- In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt
- Pour in milk, eggs and oil and stir well
- Stir in the apples
- Drop spoonfuls of batter into the oil and fry until golden on both sides (approx. 5 minutes), working in small batches
- Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
- Toss with powdered sugar before cooling to form a glaze.