Ad Hoc at Home’s Apple Fritters

By grace.g.yang ยท January 28, 2010
Under: Cheap Eats,Desserts,My Life,Recipes

Since I was already frying 10 pounds of chicken on Saturday night (see chicken dinner post here), I figured we could also have a fried dessert. I was perusing the Ad Hoc at Home cookbook and found the recipe for apple fritters, which sounded really easy to make and looked very delicious. These were really easy to make AND they tasted great (especially with some vanilla ice cream). Keller says you can substitute other fruits – like pears, if you choose. The fritters depend on the fruit for sweetness (only 2 tablespoons of sugar are used) and taste great right out of the deep fryer. We used Fuji apples and it turned out really well.

Apple Fritters

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 large egg
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon whole milk
3 large Fuji, Gala, or Golden Delicious apples
Canola oil for deep-frying
Powdered sugar for dusting

Whisk together all of the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt). Lightly beat the egg and milk in a small bowl. Whisk into the dry ingredients until combined.

Peel the apples and slice the fruit from the core. Cut the apples into thick matchsticks and fold into batter.

Heat oil up to 325 degrees and lift about 5-6 apple matchsticks from the batter. Fry for about 5 minutes turning the fritters from time to time, until crisp and golden brown. Remove the fritters from oil with skimmer or slotted spoon, transfer them to paper towels to remove excess oil, and stack them on a serving platter. Serve with LOTS of powdered sugar and ice cream:


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