These apple fritters may just be the worlds most perfect bite of food.
There were only seconds between my tasting the first one, and my running downstairs clutching a hot fritter between my fingers I was so eager to share them. The husband was doing manly things and his hands were covered in sawdust, or castor oil, or something inedible. So I plopped a fritter right into his mouth.
Mmm, those are good. He said. …Are there more?
I think it is the genuine crunch of the homemade apple fritter which makes a difference. Or maybe the way, the exterior quickly gives way to a light and soft center of cinnamon spice, and warm apple chunks.
The downside? They are only amazing the day they are made. After about 16 hours our batch turned soggy and just were not the same, so I give you permission to eat them all in one sitting. Next time, I plan to.
Apple Fritters(makes ~15 fritters)
Adapted from here
(For Tips on Deep Frying Check out my series on How to Deep Fry.)
Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Beat in egg, milk and melted butter. Fold in the chopped apple.
Heat oil to between 355-365F. Drop tablespoons of batter into the oil carefully. Cook for 90 seconds, flip and cook for another 90 seconds. Transfer to paper towels to blot any excess, and then to a rack. Allow to cool for 5 minutes and then sprinkle with icing sugar.