Before you frown, let me tell you that I am one of you. I am also not in favor of cooking fruits in any way and believe that they taste best when eaten raw. Well, I don’t even peel fruits if I can help it.But (of course there is a but) some recipes go beyond and call out to you. Don’t they? This is one such. So forgive. And while you are in that mood also extend the forgiveness to my future upside down pineapple cake which I will be making as soon as I get THe pineapple 😀Ok, the great news is that I have finally found a food blogging marathon. Can you believe this was happening for four years and I couldn’t find it till now. Google, how could you? Anyway, I found it and then had to wait for a month to sign up and then another month to participate. If nothing else, the kitchen has taught me patience.So I am part of this Blogging Marathon. Yay!
The rules are – 3 Fritters in 3 Days from 3 Cpuntries. Wiki says Fritters = Batter + Filling + Deeeep Fry! Yumm
Here is my recipe for Apple Fritters and from the sketchy info I got, it is an American Classic
WHAT YOU NEED
3/4 cup All purpose flour
Pinch of baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup yogurt /curds
4 Medium sized apples
Oil for frying
1/4 cup Sugar
2 tsp Cinnamon
WHAT TO DO
Mix the flour, baking powder and salt
In a separate bowl beat egg and mix it with the yogurt
mix the wet with the dry ingredients
Core the apples and cut them into thin rings (around 1/4 inch thickness). Then cut out a portion from the centre with a cookie cutter to make the apple rings
mix sugar and cinnamon in a plate. If you are a cinnamon fan like me, feel free to increase the quantity of cinnamon by another teaspoon.
dip the apple on the batter and gently place it in the oil. Fry till both sides are golden brown.
sprinkle sugar mix while still hot.
Gobble it up ASAP.
1. I found that I did not need the entire amount of sugar since I like a subtle sweet instead of it being overpowering. So adjust according to your taste. You can use the balance sugar mix for your tea or coffee.
2. If you have batter remaining, you can add some chilly powder, more salt and herbs and use the batter for onion or capsicum rings. I did and they were not so bad.
3. Every page I read on apple rings advised to serve immediately on making them. I did, not that I needed an excuse.
4. I did not peel the apple and it tasted good. But you can peel if you so want.