Thursday, October 21, 2010

Recipe Rewind: Apple Fritters

Tonight our friend Jason, who has just moved back to Birmingham, came for dinner to celebrate his 40th birthday. We had hamburgers, Cornmeal-Crusted Onion Rings, and yummy Apple Fritters. I first posted the fritter recipe last fall and decided to post it again because it is super-simple and delicious! (Don't be afraid of the frying!) Two changes to the original: I omitted the sugar (the apples were sweet enough) and added some cinnamon and vanilla to the batter. To make them birthday-worthy, I served the fritters with vanilla ice cream and drizzled them with Caramel Sauce. Enjoy!

Apple Fritters
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2/3 cup milk
1 egg
1 Tbsp. melted butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Juice of 1 lemon
3 apples, cored and thinly sliced
Vegetable oil
Powdered sugar

1. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a bowl. Combine milk and next 4 ingredients. Gradually add milk mixture to flour mixture. Stir apples into batter.
2. Heat vegetable oil in Dutch oven. Carefully drop batter into hot oil using a medium-size scoop. Cook until golden brown and done. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle hot apple fritters with powdered sugar.

1 comment:

Karen said...

I heard they were fantastic!! Thanks for having him over for his birthday. You guys are the best. We look forward to hanging out with you when we all get to B'ham.