Sunday, September 25, 2011

Apple Fritter Rings

Thin rings of apples are dipped into a sweetly seasoned cinnamon and nutmeg batter and then fried. Best served hot!

Apple Fritter Rings

Yay, it's apple season! Well, it's at least the beginning of apple season and you'd know it too if you follow any food blogs because apple recipes have been in abundance around the net. I love apples in cake, cobbler, in pie, baked, even simply sliced up and dipped in peanut butter - a treat I can certainly get easily carried away with.

Fritters are a fun way to enjoy apples for a change too, and while there are a couple of ways to make them, I especially love them fried in rings like this. I also love them in a drop style, deep fried fritter, similar to my corn fritters - those I'll do next.

They're super quick to make and really feature the apple when done in rings like this though. Once you've peeled and cored the apples, you slice them into thin rings and simply dip the rings into a very simple batter. I like the batter a bit more on the thin side, but if you prefer more puff to your fritter, just use less buttermilk or milk to form a thick wet batter.

I used my deep fryer, but these are very easily done in a skillet on the stove also.  Don't they just look like little apple donuts in that fryer?

Once fried, the batter is tender and soft, so don't expect crunchy here, and while the apples do cook, they still retain a little bit of bite to them. These are great on their own, sprinkled with granulated sugar, cinnamon sugar, or a dusting of powdered sugar. They are best warm, so eat them right away.

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Recipe: Apple Fritter Rings

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 min |Cook time: 15 min | Yield: About 2 dozen

  • 4 to 5 apples, peeled, cored and sliced about 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 cup of self rising flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of fresh grated nutmeg
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 cup of buttermilk or whole milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar, to dust

Heat about an inch of canola oil in a heavy skillet over medium high heat, or preheat a deep fryer to 375 degrees.

Whisk together all of the dry ingredients until mixed well. Add the buttermilk and egg; combine well.  Working in batches, dip each apple slice into the batter, let the excess drip off and place into the oil.  Don't overcrowd the skillet or fryer. Cook until browned about a minute or so, turn and brown the other side.  Transfer to a rack to drain and sprinkle generously with granulated sugar, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar.  Serve immediately.

Tip: To minimize browning on apples while you are cutting them, hold them in a solution of 3 parts water to 1 part lemon juice. Drain well and pat dry. If you prefer more puff to your fritter, just use less buttermilk or milk to form a thicker wet batter. If substituting all purpose flour - add 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and increase salt slightly to 1/8 teaspoon.

Note: Good sweet-tart apples to consider are Granny Smith, Jonathan, McIntosh, Rome and Gala.

Variations: Use this batter for thinly sliced fresh or well drained canned peaches or pears, bananas, halved or quartered and cut crossways, or  pineapple spears or slices.


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  1. Oh my, we have got to try these!

  2. We just picked a bushel of apples and I was wondering what else I was going to make, now I know. Break out the fry daddy!

  3. As I was reading this post my husband says, "You're making those, right?" So I just might. :)

  4. are becoming very dangerous for me!! Just got thru making your Lazy Daisy Snack Cake because I didn't have any apples to try this one. Check back with you later, since I am heading down to the grocery for apples. Going to make this with buttermilk. Nothing is really "southrn" without buttermilk. Thanks.

  5. These were divine! Thrilled to have come across your site!

    1. Thank you for taking the time to come back and let me know you enjoyed them Laura & welcome!!

  6. I know frying is better, but how could I change the recipe if I wanted to bake them instead?

    1. Hmmm... I'm not sure but try baking them in a 500 degree oven on a generously buttered and preheated baking sheet, for approximately 4 or 5 minutes per side, or until puffy and golden brown. You need them to bake hot and fast. Let me know if you try it!

  7. Mary, I am making this for kids tomorrow.....shared and pinned!!


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