These fritters aren’t your run-of-the-donut-shop commercial variety; think of these as fried apples with some batter between them. You can have some great fun with flavors by doctoring up the glaze – add some Bourbon, more cinnamon or even a touch of cayenne to play things up.
5largeapplescubed (skins on)
2 1/2cupsAll-purpose flour325g
1/2cupWhole wheat flour60g
1cupApple cider or juice240g
3-4cupsVegetable oilfor frying
1/3cupApple cider or juice66g
Pour your wet ingredients over the dry, followed by the apples. Fold just until incorporate.
Heat oil to 375 in a large pot, preferably a Dutch oven. Drop by 1/2 cup measurement into the hot oil, pressing the fritters against the side of your pot to flatten the fritters. Hold these for 5 seconds and release them. Fry them until dark (like a really well done piece of fried chicken), then flip just to brown the other side.
Remove fritters carefully (I like using tongues or a slotted spoon) and place on a wire rack for a minute. Dunk immediately into glaze. Remove, let set, and enjoy!
Whisk together, then pour through strainer if necessary. You can thin this mixture out by adding a few tablespoons of milk at a time.
Use immediately or leave in fridge overnight.
Make it your own! Add maple syrup, chopped bacon, orange zest- you name it!
Be sure not to peel the apples, or they’ll get too mushy and use the heaviest pot your own to fry in (we love our Dutch oven).Variation: Blackberry Lemon Fritters
Replace the apples with a bag of frozen blackberries, careful to use them frozen and not defrost them before mixing them in. When making the glaze, substitute half the apple juice for lemon juice.