Blue Jean Chef is QVC’s Meredith Laurence. Her book is full of homecooks-friendly recipes. And I picked this recipe as apples are just showing up in large quantities in the produce section. Apples are just perfect for fall parties. These fritters of apple rings appear like doughnuts. You may substitute with banana, pear, peach, pineapple or mango. Meredith finishes fried apple fritters with a dust of confectioners’ sugar. But I like it wicked…served with caramel sauce.
BLUE JEAN CHEF’S CINNAMON APPLE FRITTERS
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 2/3 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 to 3 quarts vegetable oil for deep frying
5 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into rings (use a mandolin)
powdered sugar and caramel sauce for serving
1. Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cinnamon, eggs, milk and melted butter in a medium sized bowl. Mix well. Let the batter rest for at least 15 minutes. This will allow th protein in the flour to relax and help prevent a rubber batter.
2. Fill a wok or deep fryer with enough oil to cover the fritters. Heat the oil to 375 F if you are using an electric deep fryer. If using a wok, oil is ready for frying when bubbles form around the handle of a wooden spoon or chopstick when submerged in the oil.
3. Dip the apple rings into the batter and gently drop the battered apples into the hot oil. Fry until the fritters are golden brown and crispy, turning once.
4. Drain the fritters on a paper towel and dust with powdered sugar or serve immediately with homemade or store-bought caramel sauce. (Will post my creamiest caramel sauce soon)
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