My first experience of having Apple Fritters was in Switzerland – in a street festival, the day we arrived in Grindelwald. The main road was closed for traffic and soon the whole place came alive with live music and some amazing food. An old lady was making these crisp apple fritters that just filled the air with it’s aroma. We bought a few first and just could not stop ourselves from going back for more. I think we finally ended up having even the last batch that she was frying. It was a pleasure just watching her prepare it with so much of love!
Crisp and firm apples are the soul of Apple Fritters. Granny Smith apples work well for these, but you can choose any other variety of apple too which is firm and does not become mushy when heated up. The batter for this is light and airy and mildly sweet. And once dipped and fried to a nice golden-brown color, you might just mistake them for doughnuts. Well, they do look similar.
You can dust the hot Apple Fritters with some cinnamon sugar or drizzle your favourite sauce on them and enjoy! These never last for more than a couple of minutes at my place. Everyone will be around me in the kitchen and as each batch is fried, they will be ready with their favourite topping to just finish it off hot ‘n fresh!
Apple FrittersCourse: DessertDifficulty: Moderate
Enjoy these crispy Apple Fritters, giving way to a burst of juicy apple goodness with every bite.
Milk – ¼ cup
Butter – 1 tbsp, melted
Eggs – 1, separated
All Purpose Flour – 5 tbsp
Sugar – 1 tbsp
Baking Powder – ¼ tsp
Salt – 1/8 tsp
Apples – 2
Oil for frying
- For Topping
Castor Sugar – ¼ cup
Cinnamon Powder – ½ tsp
- Into a bowl, add milk, butter and the yolk from one egg and whisk well. Into this, add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and whisk to get a smooth, thick and lump-free batter.
- Whisk the egg whites to a stiff consistency. Gently fold this into the batter.
- Peel and core the apples and slice them into about 1/4-inch-thick rings.
- Apply lemon juice on them to prevent browning.
- Add the apple slices into the prepared batter to coat then fully and then fry them on medium heat till golden brown.
- For topping, mix together castor sugar and cinnamon powder and dust the apple fritters with them all around.
- Alternatively, you can sprinkle some powdered sugar or serve them with chocolate sauce or vanilla sauce too.