Living in Po-dunkville, there’s not much ‘city life’ out this way. But one thing we do have are farms… farms with lots and lots and LOTS of amazing fruits, vegetables and animals. That being said, we have a local farm stand that has the best apples I’ve ever had. Every time I go there and hear “How ’bout ‘dem apples?” I chuckle and start thinking of Good Will Hunting (love that movie!).
Well yesterday on Facebook, Nancy (one of the TKW Family members) asked me for a recipe for apple fritters. Now I haven’t made these in a coon’s age (can you tell I’ve been living in the country too long?? Coon’s age? Really? Did I just say that? How long do coon’s live anyway?) but as soon as I read her request for this recipe I HAD to make some. I mean my stomach started grumbling and with it being chilly here this was a perfect Fall treat!
Now it’s a good thing I live in the middle of no where as Mr. Fantabulous is an apple fiend! I mean he loooooooooooooooves them. I have a hard time keeping them in hand which isn’t a bad thing. I mean he could be after say chips or something smelly (like bleuaka smells like feetcheese.. *gag!*). As I ventured out to the kitchen I saw that I had a couple left. I snagged one up and started chopping away.
Just then I heard Skype signal and I knew it was our semi-nightly video chat with the Fantabulous in-laws. Now you have to understand, even though they don’t really live that far away, we talk to his parents every day. I absolutely adore them. Well what’s funny (and okay evil on my husband’s part) is he’ll sit in front of the camera and “show off” something I made and do the *Neener neener, you can’t have this.. Wanna bite? Sike!* schtick like a 5 year old. LOL yes… he still does that to get a rile out of them. And of course I’m no better as I keep making the stuff. But I always make sure when we visit that they get a boat load of goodies.
Side note.. the one time I made Papa Fantabulous a dozen or so of chocolate covered strawberries but didn’t leave any at home for my husband. So that night we’re on the camera and his dad pulls out one of those strawberries and proceeds to eat it slooooooooooooooowly taunting my husband. So my hubby gets up, goes to the fridge to get his only there are no ‘his’ there. OMG people! You would have thought I kicked him in that area, keyed his car, set his favorite flannel on fire and gave him canned pasta! I was in the dog house and the worst wife ever. And then it “wasn’t fair that Dad got some and I didn’t”. People I couldn’t stop laughing cause my father in law was eating his strawberry like it was the best chocolate covered strawberry in the world. I mean he really, REALLY rubbed it in. And all Mom and I could do was sit and laugh. I had tears in my eyes from them 2 big kids!
Anyway, so last night I surprised my hubby with some apple fritters and hot coffee annnnnnnnnnnnnd like as expected the plate went straight up to the camera with a “Wanna bite? NOT!” LOL
So to dear Nancy, thank you for reminding me about this recipe and for providing some great laughs last night 🙂Print
- 1 – 11/2 cups flour (this will depend on what type of apple you use. If you use a softer apple, like Macintosh, use more flour)
- 1/3–1/2 cup white sugar (this will depend on the sweetness of your apple)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon fine salt (table salt)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/4 cup natural apple sauce
- 1/4–1/2 cup milk (again, this will depend on the amount of flour you have)
- 1 1/2 cups chopped (peeled and cored) apples (you want smaller pieces)
- Vegetable or canola oil for frying
- Heat the oil to 350F.
- In a bowl mix together the flour, sugar, spices, baking powder and salt.
- In a separate bowl beat the egg, milk and applesauce.
- Add the wet ingredients into the dry and combine with a spoon.
- Fold in the apples and mix until it’s evenly distributed.
- Using a small cookie scoop (do NOT make these big as the outside will burn and the insides will remain raw) drop 1 tablespoon of apple batter to the oil.
- Fry on each side for 3-5 minutes or until a caramel golden brown.
- Remove with slotted spoon and place on a paper towel.
- While warm add your toppings.