Apple fritters are something I stumbled upon when I was in my twenties already. Growing up in Mexico this is not something that is common, donuts are pretty common, but not apple fritters. I could not help falling in love with them after though.
Apple fritters are indulgent, and I like to eat them as a treat for myself and others on weekend breakfasts, I take the time and make them, and it feels great to do so.
Apple fritters are commonly eaten with a sugar glaze, but I prefer them with just some confectioners sugar on top. You can of course also use cinnamon sugar too.
These have to be made fried, I am sorry, but they do, they don´t taste the same otehrwise and are not crispy enough, and let me tell you, the crispness is everything when it comes to apple fritters.
As for the apples, I like using Granny smith apples, but you could use any type and they would work as well.
- 1 C all purpouse flour
- 1/8 C brown sugar
- 1/8 C granulated sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 granny smith apples
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 1/4 C milk
- oil, for frying
Peel the apples, and cut into about half inch pieces and place them in a small bowl, then toss in the lemon juice and set aside.
In another bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients, including the sugars and set aside.
In a different bowl, mix the eggs, vanilla and milk.
Pour the flour mixture into the eggs one, in three separate additions, by mixing in between using a rubber spatula.
Mix in the apples, and once the apples are covered in batter, stir in the melted butter
Pour about 3 cups of vegetable oil in a heavy pot. Place over medium high heat. The oil has to be heated to about 350°F. You can test if it is ready by dumping a tsp of batter into it, it has to turn gold pretty fast and sizzle. To make the fritters transfer the batter into the oil using a scoop or a spoon and cook until they turn golden brown.
Then place the fritters on a plate with layers of paper towels.
The darker you fry the apple fritters the crispier they will be.