13 December 2008

Old-fashioned apple fritters

I recently bought a series of small pamphlet-sized cookbooks, each with a subject on the fruits of your gardening labor. The recipes are old-fashioned grandma, county fair, farmhouse-style recipes on topics such as squash and zucchini, apples, tomatoes, herbs, etc. They have proved to be brilliant! This morning we tried apple fritters (a breakfast recipe for this time of year when the crispy apples for eating turn a bit softer) and they were delicious. They tasted a lot like the fried dough you can buy at county fairs except much fresher like a warm doughnut out of the frying pan and into your hand. We would definitely make these again! Since I modified the recipe from the original, I'll post it here.

Old-fashioned apple fritters

  • 1c flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (heaped or rounded)
  • 3 Tb sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Sift together dry ingredients in a bowl.

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2-3 Tb plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 c apple, diced
Mix together wet ingredients then blend with dry ingredients. Add diced apple.
Drop about a 1/4 c into hot frying pan with 1/4 inch of vegetable or canola oil and fry on each side until golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and nutmeg and serve plain or with maple syrup and butter drizzled on top.

Notes: You could substitute for the water and yogurt 1/3 c of milk if you prefer.


Shannon said...

I'm doing a little bit of blog hopping today. I can't wait to try the apple fritters!

Atlanticsong said...

Shannon, I hope you and your family enjoy these too. It was a real treat to discover an old-fashioned recipe like this one.