The weather here has changed. Fall is here…at least for this week. The temperatures are much cooler. We had one solid day of desperately needed rain. While the fires around us are still burning they are starting to be contained. The rain cleared the air and we can breathe and see again! The latest reports on the fires is most will be still burning until the snow falls, but shouldn’t continue to spread. Thanks for all your rain dancing, positive thoughts and prayers…I think it helped!
With fall comes apples season. I love apples….in just about any way, shape or form. I made apple fritters! These aren’t doughnutty apple fritters. These are fritter apple fritters. Okay, that’s just about as clear as mud!
A fritter, is often a plain, cake-like morsel with added fruit, veggies, or even fish (I haven’t tried a fish one yet.) The leavening is usually baking powder. Fritters can also be made with a yeast dough. I didn’t have the patience for a yeast dough this time! These apple fritters are quick and delicious.
These fritters are bite sized and are loaded with apples. The only problem is, you can’t eat just one! Just don’t say I didn’t warn you!
These fritters are deep fried. The key to keeping them from being too greasy is controlling the temperature of your grease. I used a fryer with a thermostat set to 355. You could also do this on the stove top. It will be a bit more difficult to keep a consistent temperature. If you oil is too hot, the inside of the fritters won’t have a chance to cook before the outside is browned. When the oil is too low, the fritters will become greasy. These fritters are best eaten while they are still warm. They do not store well….which really shouldn’t be a problem because they will disappear quickly anyway!
Fried sweet fritters with apple chunks.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 whole eggs
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 cups finely diced apples
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- Oil for frying
- Mix flour, baking powder, sugar and cinnamon together in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mix milk, eggs, butter. Add to dry ingredients, mix lightly.
- Fold in apples.
- Use a small scooper to scoop out rounds balls and drop into heated oil. Cook 4-5 fritters at a time.
Fry in oil 350 degrees.
Cook 3-5 minutes per side until fritters are golden brown. Test one to make certain the fritter is cooked through.
- Drain on a baking rack.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Makes approximately 36 fritters
These are best eaten while still warm.
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