APPLE FRITTERS by Joe Kvarta
Apple Fritters are deep fried donuts filled with apples, nutmeg, cinnamon, and sugar. Can be drizzled with an easy three ingredient glaze.
PREPARATION: about 30 minutes
EQUIMPMENT: Large mixing bowl, large skillet
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ cup milk
- ¼ cup apple juice (from cooked apples)
- 2 whole eggs
- 4 cups Apples, 2 (large Macintosh) sliced or diced
- Olive oil or vegetable oil for frying
Peel, core, and slice or dice apples. Microwave apples for about 4 minutes or for better flavor cook the apples waterless way – 8 to 10 minutes after the whistle sounds, vent closed and turned to low heat. Reserve the juice of the apples for the batter.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk to combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and add the milk, apple juice, and eggs. Whisk the mixture until smooth. Mixture should be slightly watery for best results. Fold in the apples.
Note per Joe: You can use Pancake Batter Mix if you like.
Heat about 1½-inches of oil in the skillet to 375ᵒF. Drop about ¼ cup (3 or 4 tablespoons per fritter) of the batter in hot oil. Cook each side until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Remove to wire rack or paper towels to drain.
Vanilla Glaze (optional)
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- ¼ cup milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
Whisk together milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Drizzle the glaze over the top.