Glazed apple fritters are made with fresh chopped apples, deep fried, and then glazed with a thin frosting.
Serve these fritters with some fresh crisp apple slices and a cup of steaming coffee for breakfast or brunch.
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They are similar to a donut and can be made using a frying pan with oil or a deep fryer.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Baking Time: 30 minutesIngredient List:
1 Cup milk
2 eggs, separated
1 teaspoon sugar
pinch of salt
2 Cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1-1/2 cups finely diced apples (about 2 medium)
Vegetable oil for frying
Glaze for Apple Fritters
1 cup powdered sugar (confectioner's sugar)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
enough hot or boiling water to make a thin glaze
Kitchen Equipment Needed
small and medium mixing bowls
2"-3" deep frying pan, cast iron or Teflon (like a cast iron skillet,chicken fryer or saute' pan)
Step 1: In a small saucepan on low heat, heat milk just until hot. Do not scald the milk.
Step 2: Separate the eggs. With an electric mixer, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Set aside.
Step 3: In a medium mixing bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks and very slowly pour in the hot milk, a little at a time, until fully incorporated. Be careful not to add the milk too fast as the hot milk could cook the eggs.
Step 4: Stir in the sugar, salt, flour and baking powder.
Step 5: Gently stir in the beaten egg whites to the batter. Batter will be slightly elastic. Mix in the chopped apples and set aside.
Step 6: In a separate bowl, mix the powdered sugar, vanilla and enough hot or boiling water to make a thin glaze. Set aside.
Step 7: Pour vegetable oil halfway up the height of your pan. Heat the vegetable oil just until water bounces, but be careful for it not to become too hot.
Step 8: Drop spoonfuls of batter into the oil and fry until lightly golden brown. Repeat until the batter is used. Drain all on a plate lined with paper towels.
Step 9: Transfer while still very warm to another plate and drizzle with glaze. Sprinkle with a bit of powdered sugar if you would like. Serve warm and fresh. Fritters will not keep more than a day.If you have a deep fryer, use that instead of the frying pan. Fresh vegetable oil is best for this recipe.