These battered and fried apple rings from Chef Donald Lockart of Cusp look like a yeast doughnut, but are much easier and quicker to make.
2 cups canola oil (for frying)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup soda water
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup Fuji apple, peeled, cored and sliced width-wise into flat circles
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Vanilla ice cream, for serving
Caramel, to taste (warmed), for serving
1/4 cup granola, for serving
Toss raw apple rings in lemon juice until coated.
Combine 1 cup of flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Stir in the soda water and buttermilk until just combined. In a second bowl, mix the powdered sugar and remaining 1/2 cup of flour together.
Toss apple slices in powdered sugar mixture, then dip apples one-by-one in the batter, submerging them all the way.
Add 2 cups of canola oil to a 1 1/2-inch deep skillet. Heat oil on medium high or until it reaches 350°F. If you have a small personal fryer, that may work the best. Once oil is hot enough, which is when dough floats to the top, carefully add the battered apple slices. The oil will be very hot.
Cook until brown, about 1 to 2 minutes, then flip. Cook another 1 to 2 minutes until both sides are browned. Transfer to paper towels to absorb excess oil.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, warm caramel, and granola.
Deep-fryer or skillet
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 39g||50%|
|Saturated Fat 7g||36%|
|Total Carbohydrate 121g||44%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||17%|
|Total Sugars 75g|
|Vitamin C 2mg||10%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|