Fritters. These little pillowy (how is pillowy not a word?) bites can be filled with pretty much anything – meats, fruit, vegetables, or anything else that pops into your head. Since we recently picked plenty of apples, my choice was an obvious one. I was so pleased with how these fritters turned out. You see, I always have had a problem when it comes to producing perfectly fried foods. The oil always seems to either be too cold or too hot (even with the help of a thermometer) and I end up with either burned or soggy pieces of food. No bueno. Since I like a challenge and am not easily deterred, I had to give it yet another try. This time around, I used less oil and after said oil reached the perfect temperature (350 degrees), I turned the heat to medium low and started to drop in spoonfuls of dough. Out came the most perfect fritters and I couldn’t have been more elated (yes, I am easily entertained). Don’t know if any of the above mentioned changes have anything to do with making beautiful fritters, but I like to think that these fritters are foolproof. If I can do it, you certainly can, too!
And how could these warm, sweet and indulgent snacks get possibly any better? By rolling them in cinnamon sugar. You are absolutely right. How did you know? I had an inkling you are a genius!
Do you see the pieces of apple in the inside? So, so, nummy. The dough in and of itself is out of this world; adding pieces of a juicy and dreamily sweet apple definitely brings it over the top, especially when you devour these while still warm. I can’t even start to describe what these taste like. Please try them yourself… you will fully understand what I mean. No words needed, only taste buds ;).
Nom, nom, nom! Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate y’all so much. You seriously rock! And because you do, I will leave you with this quote today: ” Treat everyone you meet as if they have infinite value because in God’s eyes they do.” ~ Joyce Meyer
Have a lovely weekend, my friends!
- 1 cup flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 cup apple (diced)
- 1 cup cooking oil
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1. Using a whisk, mix together all the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, beat your egg and add the milk. Cut an apple into small dice. Add the liquid to the dry mixture and mix until incorporated, using a spatula. Gently stir in the diced apples.
- 2. Pour the oil into your skillet and heat over medium high heat until it reaches 350 degrees F. If you don’t have a thermometer, test the oil by dropping a very small amount of batter into the oil. If it sizzles as soon as you drop some of the batter into the oil, you’re ready to start frying the fritters. Turn the heat down to medium low and drop in spoonfuls of batter into the hot oil. I used about one tablespoon of batter per fritter. Fry only 4-5 pieces at a time. The fritters fry pretty quickly, about 2 minutes each side, depending on how hot your oil is. Make sure to keep an eye on them.
- 3. While your first batch of fritters is cooking in the oil, combine your sugar with the cinnamon and stir until well combined.
- 4. As soon as your fritters are done, place them on a paper towel lined plate to let some of the oil drip off. Shortly after, roll each fritter in the cinnamon sugar mixture and coat well. Place on a wire rack to cool completely.
I tried these they are soo easy to make and yummy too..any ideas on muffins or bread using bananas and mixed berries??
I am so glad you gave these fritters a try and liked them! Check out my banana bread or chocolate chip muffins (you can substitute berries for the chocolate chips). Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!
hi there this sounds delicious but I was wondering if it will work if I grate the Apple instead?
Hi Erica! Yes, I think you could totally do that. I diced my apple into pretty small chunks just because I like them that way…. so I think grating the apple instead should work just fine. Let me know how it turns out- I’d love to hear!
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This looks amazing! Do you have a recommendation for type of apple? 🙂