Thursday, June 5, 2008

Apple Fritters

I received a deep fryer for my birthday from my brother and his wife ( my arteries sincerely thank them for it!). This is one of my first attempts at deep frying as deep frying has always been such a daunting proposition for me (fire! splattering oil! fire!). These were, by the way - very nice indeed!

Ingredients
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 eggs - separated
1 Tbs. unsalted butter - melted
2 Tbs. sugar
2 cups of apples peeled, cored and grated

Method
1. Mix together the flour, baking powder, spices and salt.

2. In a separate bowl whisk together the yogurt, egg yolks, melted butter and sugar.

3. Add the flour mix and stir well.

4. Let the mixture rest for 1 hour.

5. Grate the apples and squeeze out the excess juice (the recipe I used had an additional recipe for a honey apple dipping sauce - if you want to make the sauce keep the apple juice).

6. Add the apples to the mixture.

7. Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks are formed.

8. Fold in the egg whites.

9. Heat the oil for deep frying.

10. Using a teaspoon measure out the batter and put into the oil (1 tsp. for each fritter).

11. Cook the fritters 3 min the first side and 2 min for the flip side.

12. Remove from heat and serve with icing sugar, cinnamon sugar or with the honey dipping sauce recipe provided by the link.

3 comments:

bunny said...

These look so good! I work at a family restaurant in Pennsylvania and we serve apple fritters as a side dish and with every omelette we make. yours look great!!

Kevin said...

Those apple fritters look really good!

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