Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Extended fall & Apple Fritters

Given that we are usually trudging through snow at this time of year, I have decided to extend the fall goody making as long as the nice weather extends itself. So, this Sunday morning, after much persuasion, I gave in & made my first ever batch of Apple Fritters...

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
2 quarts oil for deep frying
4 large apples, peeled and cored
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar for dusting

In a medium bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt.
In a separate bowl, beat together eggs and milk.
Stir milk mixture into flour mixture until smooth.
Heat oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) in a deep fryer or heavy bottomed deep pot or skillet.
Slice apples into 1/2 inch rings.
Dip apple slices in batter and fry, a few at a time, turning once, until golden.
Drain on paper towels and dust with confectioners' sugar

Honestly readers... fried food is bad, we know this but OMG these are SO GOOOOOOOOOOOD !