I can’t remember who told me about fried apple rings, but I made sure to file them away in the recipe queue in my brain. I figured that autumn would be a perfect time to bust them out and I happened to have a huge Northern Spy apple on my kitchen counter this weekend. Fried apple rings are like instant apple pie. Imagine hot apple pie filling inside of a warm donut, covered in melting powdered sugar. Have you passed out yet?
They’re so good. However, this is a dessert to make for a bunch of friends, otherwise you’ll be stuck eating a stack of fried apples by yourself; fun at first but could lead to a serious fried food coma. I restricted myself to one ring and was proud of my restraint. Then I snuck a half a ring more. Make these fried apple rings for your Halloween party or after a long day of apple picking. If you drizzle them with warm salted caramel, you get extra points. Happy Halloween!
RECIPE (adapted from http://www.whats4eats.com/desserts/jewish-apple-fritters-recipe)
2 to 4 servings
2 small or 1 jumbo baking apple(s), cored and sliced into 1/2 inch thick rounds
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
Pinch of table salt
1 large egg, separate the yolk from the white
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons water
Vegetable oil for deep frying (just enough for the apple rings to float in)
Powdered sugar (called confectioner’s sugar)
1. Mix the flour, sugar and salt in a shallow bowl.
2. Beat the egg yolks with the water.
3. Whip the egg whites until they form soft peaks; this may take several minutes and a good amount of arm power.
4. Preheat the oil over medium heat in a sauce pan large enough to hold 3 to 4 apple rings, or a small sauce pot, in which you can probably fry up one ring at a time.
5. Mix the yolks/water mixture into the flour mixture to form a batter which will be as thick as pancake batter, maybe a bit thicker.
6. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter with a spatula until well incorporated.
7. Dip the apple rings one at a time into the batter to coat completely and let any excess batter drip off. Deep fry one or a couple rings at a time in the hot oil, turning as needed, until lightly browned on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes. With tongs, transfer the fried rings to a paper towel-lined plate. You can put the fried rings in a warm oven as you repeat with the remaining apple rings; this way, you can serve them all nice and warm.
8. Dust with powdered sugar and serve warm.
My grandmother used to make these.ReplyDelete
Hi Anonymous, your grandmother is awesome for making you fried apple rings!ReplyDelete
She`s passed on now for many years.ReplyDelete
She was the best cook I have ever known.