On this particular day, I woke up to weather that just wasn’t cooperating. It was cloudy, raining and just dark. It was really depressing. Whenever weather like that hits, I have to make something to pick my mood up. A comfort food usually does the trick. Nothing says comfort food to me, like fried foods. These apple fritters sure did the trick. Along with a glass of milk, I felt like I was at a carnival somewhere not so rainy. I’ve tried to make apple fritters many times. I’ve had many problems with them as I’m sure many of you have as well. The problems are typically that the batter yields a soggy fritter or the fritter is usually undercooked. I didn’t have either problem with this recipe. This fritter was delightfully crispy from the outside, but fluffy on the inside. I was in fritter nirvana.
To start out wash, peel, core and dice apples to 1/4″ thickness. Place in orange juice or pineapple juice in between to prevent browning. Lay out the apple dices on a paper towel lined baking sheet. Pat dry and wait until dry, about five minutes.
Sift the dry ingredients. Combine the wet ingredients. Toss the apples in the dry ingredients. Add in the wet ingredients and fold in until flour and sugar are absorbed. Don’t over mix.
Heat the oil to 350°F. Pour the batter into a 1/3 measuring cup and pour in the batter into the oil once it’s heated to the right temp. Flatten with a back of the spoon. Cook each side for 2-3 minutes. Remove to a paper towel lined baking sheet.
Combine the glaze ingredients and whisk until smooth. Glaze the fritter after cooling for five minutes. Let it drip onto a wire rack. Top with confectioners sugar if you’d like. Enjoy!