This recipe appears in:American Classics: Apple Fritters
If desired you can dress these fritters up with a simple glaze: just whisk together 1 cup of confectioner's sugar with two tablespoons of milk and a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
- 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 2/3 cup whole milk
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 tablespoons melted butter, cooled
- 2 sour apples, diced
- Vegetable or corn oil for frying
- 1/3 of a cup of confectioner's sugar
Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt into a large bowl. Stir in brown sugar.
In a small bowl mix together milk, egg, vanilla and melted butter until egg is well beaten. Slowly add milk mixture while stirring constantly. Stir diced apples into the batter.
Fill a Dutch oven or large cast iron skillet with 2 inches of oil. Heat oil over medium high heat until 360°F. Drop batter by heaping tablespoonfuls into hot oil and fry until golden brown. Use chopsticks to turn the fritters and continue frying until both sides are a deep golden brown. Be careful not to crowd the fritters in the pan (no more than 3 to 4 fritters at a time). Remove fritters immediately from the pan using chopsticks or a heat resistant slotted spoon or spatula. Drain on drain on brown paper or paper towel lined baking racks to cool. Once cooled slightly sprinkle with powdered sugar or drizzle with glaze (if desired). Serve immediately.