LC Which Apple Shall I Use Note
Which apple will you use in this fritter recipe? You could use any of the common store-bought varieties noted in the ingredients list below, although those Macouns from the farmers’ market might also be nice, depending on the sort of apple smack that you seek. Actually, just about any apple from the greenmarket, we think, would work swell. Let us know which variety you choose and how it goes.
- Quick Glance
- 25 M
- 45 M
- Serves 6
Whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Lightly beat the egg and milk in a small bowl. Whisk the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined. (If you need, you can cover and refrigerate the batter for up to 3 hours.)
Peel the apples and slice the fruit from the core. Cut the apples into matchsticks about 2 inches long and 1/4 inch thick. Gently fold the apples into the batter.
Heat about 1 1/2 inches of the oil to 325°F (160°C) in a wide, deep pot. Place a cooling rack over a baking sheet and line it with paper towels. Using two forks, lift up about 5 or 6 of the apple matchsticks from the batter, allowing the excess batter to drip back into the bowl. The mixture should be irregular in shape, with just a very light coating of batter enrobing the apples. Gently lower the batter-covered apples into the hot oil.
Repeat, adding a few more fritters to the oil without crowding the pot. Fry the fritters, turning them from time to time, until crisp and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Use a skimmer or slotted spoon to transfer the fritters to the paper towels. Repeat with the remaining batter.
Stack the fritters on a serving platter, sprinkle with the powdered sugar, and serve immediately.