An Apple Fritter Today!

Yesterday, I posted on the benefits of eating an apple a day. http://www.bee-queen.com/an-apple-a-day/ Today, my evil twin( I am a Gemini) is going to share another way to eat apples, coated in fried dough and dipped in sugar. YUM! So evil and yet so good!

 It seems like every culture has a traditional form of fried dough dipped in sugar. I grew up in Louisiana and beignets are my personal favorite. As a matter of fact, you can easily make beignets from this recipe by leaving out the apples and substituting powered sugar. My husband is a fan of apple fritters and so I make them. Apparently, a lot of people are, as fritters are always the first sold out at the local donut shop. But, you don’t have to miss out! Here is a easy recipe to make at home.

Let the Frying Commence!

Apple Fritters

Ingredients:

4 cups of peeled and diced fresh apples(pick your favorites or use a combination)

2 cups of all purpose flour

1 TBsp plus 1 tsp granulated sugar

1 tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

2 large eggs beaten

2 TBsp vegetable oil

Set aside 3/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 cup cinnamon sifted together

  • Mix or sift your dry ingredients together. Add you beaten eggs and oil and mix together. It will be a sticky batter. 
  • Pour in your diced apples and stir until coated. 
  • Place in refrigerated for 30 minutes to chill while heating your oil
  • Heat 1 quart of vegetable oil in a large cast iron skillet or if using a fryer, follow manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Remove dough apple mixture from frig and drop a test teaspoon into heated oil. If it floats to the top and starts to sizzle, it is ready to go.
  • Place 1/2 of your prepared sugar mixture on a baking tray lined with parchment paper close to your frying area.
  • Drop dough into pan 1-2 TBsp or small cookie scoop at a time. Depending on size of fritters. Remember dough needs to fry through center so don’t make them to large as they will brown quickly.
  • Working in batches, use kitchen tongs to turn fritters as they brown about 2 mins on each side using medium heat flipping to prevent over browning.
  • When they look done, test one by removing from oil and check the center with a fork. If it is liquid, continue to fry. If dough looks set, remove quickly to prepared sugared tray. 
  • Coat both sides with sugar while hot and use remaining sugar to sprinkle on top.
  • Allow to cool, but fritters are best eaten when warm! They can be reheated in microwave the next day.

Enjoy!

Bee the Change!

Becky

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