Monday, January 27, 2014

Apple Slice Fritters

CAUTION: THE URGE for just one more is overwhelming. These simple apple slices, lightly battered and quickly fried will make you weak in the knees.

Pritchard Parker came home from work to find me still in the act; munching and grinning all the while. I invited him to join me and he too was quickly hooked.

Along with apple fritter making I was also preparing dinner. Once it was ready, however, we barely had an appetite for it. So what? We ate dessert first, and I had leftovers for another meal. We were happy with that.

Apple Slice Fritters

2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 t. baking powder
2 cups flour

1/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp. cinnamon

5 medium tart apples, cored, peeled, and sliced

Oil for frying (I used peanut oil)

In a medium mixing bowl, beat eggs lightly. Whisk in buttermilk until blended. Stir in sugar, salt, and baking powder. Add flour and whisk until well blended.

In a small bowl, stir together cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.

In a heavy skillet, heat 2 cups oil until shimmering (375 degrees). Test oil by dropping in a bit of batter. In batches, coat apple slices in batter and drop into hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 4 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Remove to a paper towel lined baking sheet to drain. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar while still hot.

Serve immediately.


  1. Oooh, those look lovely. I just made a batch of oatmeal apple fritters.

  2. Thanks Rosie. Oatmeal Apple Fritters sound delicious--I hope you will be posting about them. Thank you for your comment.

  3. What fun to see these fritters! My grandmother use to make these for us when we visited as children. Yours are beautiful, and I personally love the idea of dessert first!

  4. Hi Melynda. . .guess who is visiting this weekend and what we are making this afternoon? To add to the fun, I have one of those gadgets that peels, cores, and slices just by turning the handle. Big fun.
    Thanks so much for your comment. I'm pleased about your happy memory of your Grandmother.

  5. Wow. These look terrific! So simple and tasty -- thanks.

  6. Mr. Riff, I must admit they were pretty terrific. Thanks for the comment!