Apple Fritters

The absolute taste of fall – the apple fritter.  These are the ring variety, as opposed to the fritter that incorporates chopped apple pieces such as you would find in the doughnut variety.  Our local apple orchards serve these and they are decadent for sure.  They are best served right out of the fryer, covered in cinnamon sugar.  Be sure to have hungry customers at the ready!

1 egg

2/3 cup milk

1 tsp. vegetable oil

1 cup flour

2 tbsp. sugar

1 tsp baking powder

dash of salt

6 large apples, peeled cored and sliced into 1/2″ thick slices

vegetable oil for fryer

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Using a deep-fat fryer, fill with recommended amount of oil, set the heat to 375F.  Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl and set aside.

Beat together egg, milk and 1 tsp. vegetable oil.  Stir in flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, stir until smooth.  Dip a few apple rings into the batter at a time, then gently drop into the fryer, again, a few at a time.  Fry until golden, drain on paper towels.  Toss into the cinnamon sugar to coat.  Serve warm.