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!
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.
Bee the Change!