This morning I walked outside in the backyard and picked a big basket of apples to make apple fritters...OK I'm kidding. There is no apple tree in the backyard and these apples came from the grocery store...but no matter where your apples come from they all make great fritters and apple fritters are one of my favorite desserts. They are pretty simple to make and everything tastes great when it is deep fried.
First whisk together the dry ingredients...flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and CINNAMON!!!
Then add the wet ingredients to the dry and fold in the diced apples. Be sure your apples are diced pretty small, you don't want big chunks of half cooked apples in your fritters.
Heat the oil to somewhere between 350 and 375 degrees. Any cooler and your fritters will be greasy and any hotter and your fritters will be raw in the center.
Drain on a paper towel lined plate. Then roll in cinnamon sugar. Serve them while they are warm.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 tbs melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 granny smith apples, diced
vegetable oil, for frying
cinnamon sugar, recipe follows
In a mixing bowl whisk together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl add the eggs and beat them with a whisk. Then add the buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Whisk until combined. Then add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just combined. Then fold in the diced apples. Heat 2 to 3 inches of oil to around 350-375 degrees in a heavy bottomed pot. Drop batter by the teaspoon into the hot oil. Be sure to flip the fritters so they brown on both sides. Fry until golden brown, about 2 & 1/2 minutes. Drain on a paper towel lined plate. Then roll in cinnamon sugar.
For the cinnamon sugar:
Mix together 1 cup sugar and 2 tsp ground cinnamon.
These are best served warm.