A rare treat in our house, anything deep fried. Apple fritters is one of those recipes! Fall in the northwest means harvesting apples from our trees, eating, and preserving them. I’ve posted a few recipes that use apples on the blog in the past: applesauce, apple cider, apple pancake puff, apple pie coffee cake, baked apple oatmeal, apple crisp, apple oat muffins, apple pie (of course) and apple butter, to name a few. I’ve really expanded my apple recipes since we’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest.
So here we are, staying-in-place in our homes during the pandemic and what do I turn to? Cooking of course! And here’s my thinking… we’re not socializing so it doesn’t matter if we can only fit into the stretchy pants… let’s make a batch of apple fritters! And so I did.
A variety of apples from our trees.
Chopped apples sitting in ice water to keep them from turning brown.
Folding apples into the batter.
Scooping fritter-size portions with an ice cream scoop.
Frying in a Dutch oven. You may need to adjust the heat as you cook batches. Be careful not to drop any water into this hot oil or it will splatter and could be very dangerous.
Frittered and ready for sugaring.
By not dropping all the batter at one time (it kind of dribbled into the hot oil), I turned a few fritters into alien pieces.
Yum! You’ll be glad to know that I shared these fritters with friends and we didn’t eat the whole batch ourselves! (I didn’t want to have to buy new stretchy pants in a bigger size!)