Thursday, October 17, 2013

Maple Glazed Drop Apple Fritters

Fried brown sugar and cinnamon dough, filled with chopped apples and finished with a maple glaze.

Maple Glazed Drop Apple Fritters

Apple fritters are delicious little bites of puffy fried, brown sugar and cinnamon dough, filled with chunks of apple. What could possibly be wrong with that?

I like to finish them with a powdered sugar glaze infused with just a touch of maple extract just because I do love how it tastes with apple. That's, of course, completely optional, as they are plenty good with a basic glaze or even just a simple dusting of plain powdered sugar, if you prefer.

Though you may certainly pan fry fritters in shallow oil, and I reckon that many people do, I prefer to cook my drop version in a deep fryer (#ad) like I do with doughnuts and beignets.

Pan frying seems to absorb a lot more grease than I care for with dough and a cast iron skillet can be hard to regulate with multiple batches of tender dough, making you end up with fritters that are burnt on the outside, raw in the middle and greasy.

My last upgrade on a deep fryer brought me to a T-fal fryer (#ad).

This fryer is a large capacity one, so it can handle a big fry batch as well as smaller batches, the oil gets good and hot pretty quick and has a fast recovery time, but the biggest bonus is the fact that once the oil cools down, it has an easy, automatic filtering and draining system making it super easy not only to clean, but to recycle it over and over, giving you multiple uses.

If you have a nice, covered patio area, you could easily use it outdoors too, though I would store it inside once you're done and it's cooled off, simply because it is an electronic small appliance. You can find a good a lot of nice fryers on Amazon many with free shipping, if you're a prime member.

Enjoy these fritters while they are fresh and not too far out of the fryer though, because like any doughnut, that is when they taste the best.

Here's how to make them.

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Posted by on October 17, 2013

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