Friday, November 5, 2010

The Best Apple Fritters Made In An Italian Cooks Kitchen!


The Best Apple Fritter from an Italian Cooks Kitchen! These are so addicting!


Tender, and perfectly cooked!

Do you have Cyber smell in your kitchens, the cinnamon frying and spice is heavenly!  
Do not cook on high heat, you want these babies golden in color, low to medium heat
A very thick batter, just fold in the apples  at the end gently.

I know what your all thinking what's this got to do with Italian foods? Well growing up in Upstate NY we have apple orchards up the wazoo whatever that is, every year we were embellished with McIntosh, Gala, and the many other varieties of this precious forbidden fruit.  Mac's are my favorite and finally I got my first bag (not fresh but better than nothing) here in Florida. I hadn't had much luck in liking fritters until now. This recipe fills the air while frying with an incredible smell that the neighbors are wondering what's cookin' here.  So here is my own version of the apple fritter Upstate NY style in an Italian kitchen.

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon ( I love cinnamon, sometimes I use more since I don't measure, oh well they are still wonderful)
pinch of salt
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, ginger and pinch of cloves
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 large eggs


A great time saver for chopping these apples quickly.
3 small or 2 medium tart apples, peeled ( diced approx 2 cups diced) I use either McIntosh or choose  from my lists of many that will do fine, put them on pulse in your food processor for a few seconds till finely chopped. Works like a charm!
 Have on hand, confectionery sugar to roll in or make a thin glaze, whatever you prefer

Before preparing the batter, I heat my electric fry pan or deep fryer or even a wok pan will do fine and  heat it on from 1-10 a 4 heating cycle,  heat while mixing the ingredients. I have experimented on the heat, too high will make raw centers, so make one first, if its browning too quickly on one side, its too high lower it...or you will ruin them all.

Combine the flour, brown sugar and  spices in a large mixing bowl. Use a fork, to mix everything together. Add the milk, butter and eggs to the dry ingredients and blend all together. Add diced apples and stir till moistened, do not beat this. I have had many fritters bought here in the South, they don't compare to this homemade recipe. They are tender and so delicious! Tip: Dip the end of  your fork with a little batter still on it into the hot oil, if it sizzles its ready to fry!
Drop into the hot oil and fry and both sides till lightly browned.  Place on paper towels to absorb the grease.  You can glaze them with confectionery sugar and water icing or just sprinkle with confectionery sugar while still warm.
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31 comments:

Federica said...

I have never made apple fritters and this recipe is very special compared to those I know. I love the mix of spices you used. Very very good dear. Bye, have a wonderful week ned

Joanne said...

Those look so good. I've got a bag of apples in the fridge...just might do the fritters.

Angie's Recipes said...

These apple fritters look dangerously addictive and delicious!

Drick said...

yum yum. perfect color and I know blended so well for flavor - these little gems would not last long around my house, or me....

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Claudia,
These look so good, I can smell the aroma from you kitchen all the way up here!

Bon appetit!
CCR
=:~)

Miz Helen said...

Your Apple Fritters look wonderful. I can almost taste one. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. I will try it.
Miz Helen

Belinda @zomppa said...

These look absolutely delicious!!

SnoWhite said...

wow -- never had a fritter like these :) They look delicious.

Rico said...

This is and looks to be a delicious recipe, almost sounds Portuguese, I just love fritters and these ones have a fantastic look...well done thanks for sharing :) kisses xxxx

Cheerful said...

something new to me, looks yummy...happy weekend! :)

Spicie Foodie said...

I have never tried Apple Fritters, but they do sound so mouthwatering. I can just image how wonderful they made your kitchen smell. Glad to hear you were able to get a bag of Mac' apples. Thanks for sharing another great recipe.

ARLENE said...

These look like delicious apple zeppole. Have I mentioned before that I live in Orange County, too, in Otisville. I pass through Florida almost once a week on my way to my quilt guild meeting. Small world.

5 Star Foodie said...

This gives me a great idea about what to do with all the apples in my house! Delicious looking apple fritters!

redkathy said...

Hey, Red is coming by to get him some apple fritters lol You should hear him... Fried and apples too are you serious!!! They look superb Claudia!

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

Claudia these look wonderful! Perhaps they're a great match with the new food processor I just ordered online. Thanks so much for linking up with Friday Potluck... I hope you'll continue to join up every week! :)

Kathleen said...

Wow! These look amazing!!!

Danielle said...

these look wonderful!

Diana's Cocina said...

This looks amazing and I know I would be instantly addicted.

Pam said...

Claudia, they look great! My older son loves loves apple fritters, me too and after seeing this I will try to make them. We have a huge variety of apples here but Mac is my fave too. Great recipe!!!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious love fritters
check out the event this month
regards

Michele@fitfoodista said...

Somehow I missed this recipe on Ekat's Potluck this week but I picked it as the first to check out among forty something in my Foodbuzz mailbox and I'm glad I did. These look soooo good - homey and tasty :)

Reeni said...

I love apple fritters - haven't had one is such a long time! This is a happy reminder of the treat. Love these little bite sized ones - it means I can eat more of them!

Lisa said...

These really do look delicious. Great way to use apples.

Kelsey said...

I've had apple fritters once at The Apple Barn in TN but I would love to make them!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

These look amazing and are just begging to be made!!

Marguerite said...

I just love apple fritters, but have never made them. These look heavenly and I definitely am going to give them a try! Thanks for the great recipe!

Claudia said...

Oh Claudia - these couldn't be more delicious. The scope of your recipes continues to delight me.

Carolyn said...

I don't know how I missed these last week. They are so beautiful and I love apple fritters!

Wendy said...

These look great!

Wendy
Around My Family Table

Greg said...

Fritters have a special place in my families heart. When we lived in MI our babysitter made them for my kids. After that whenever she asked the kids what they wanted to eat the answer was fritters. When we moved she gave them a present her fritter recipe and a deep fryer so we could make them.
By the way McIntosh are one of my favorites too.

Ann said...

Claudia - these look absolutely amazing! I love apple fritters. Your pictures are awesome...and you can practically smell them! (i wish)