Introduction: Apple Fritter Rings

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Today we are making Apple Fritter Rings. These little treats are super easy to make, don't take very much time at all, and are delicious! Apple fritters are yummy, try out this variation! If I can make these, you certainly can make them. If you have any comments or questions put them down below and I will make sure to get back to you. Follow the simple steps below or watch the video tutorial, or do both! Enjoy!

Step 1: Ingredients

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Ingredients:

  • Apples (I used Granny Smith, but you can use whatever kind you want)
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp of sugar (add another teaspoon or two if you want it more sweet)
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of sprite or 7up or even ginger ale.
  • Powdered sugar for topping (or try peanut butter, jam, etc)
  • Canola oil or vegetable for Frying (fill up your pot about 1/3 of the way full)

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Step 2: Prepare the Oil

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First let's prepare our canola or vegetable oil. Fill up the pot about 1/3 of the way. This will be plenty. Then set it on the stove top, and turn to medium high heat.

Step 3: Preparing the Batter

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Next we will prepare the batter. First add your flour, then your sugar, then your vanilla extract, and finally add some Sprite (7up or Ginger ale works too). We will wind up adding about 1/2 cup of sprite. But add about half of that to start.

Step 4: Stir

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Next we stir the ingredients and continue to add sprite until we get a nice pancake batter like consistency.

Step 5: Slicing the Apple

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Next we slice up our apples. There are a few methods for doing this. You can use your knife, or my favorite method is by using a mandolin slicer. You want the apple slices to be about an 1/8 of an inch thick.

Step 6: Cutting Out the Hole

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Now let's cut out the hole. You can use a knife, or use a melon baller.

Step 7: Dip and Fry

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Now let's dip our apple into the batter, pick it up with a fork and let the excess batter drip off, then drop it in your hot oil flipping it with your tongs. It fries up fairly quickly, 20 to 30 seconds per side is all you really need, to get it nice and golden brown. Then remove it from the oil with your tongs, and place it on a cooling rack or on a paper towel lined plate.

Step 8: Adding the Topping

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I like to top them off with powdered sugar. You can have fun with the toppings, I have also used peanut butter, you could use jelly or jam, maple syrup, whatever you like. :) Now enjoy them!!

Step 9: Video Tutorial

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Check out the short video tutorial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fedeGDd70X4

Comments

ewsmith (author)2016-03-04

Wow.. what great memories this brings back. We'd beg my Mom to make these all the time.

Why the soda? I'm sure my Mom used just water. Sorry if this is basic, I'm a newly single Dad and just starting to learn to cook -- starting with these!

Thank you!! And great question. I use all kinds of different variations of batter for frying, deep frying etc. If you want it to be lighter and fluffier, the carbonation in the soda helps it do that. The batter is so thin, and the apples are thin, but when fried, it puffs up super cool, tripling the thickness. This is a bit different then a classic Apple Fritter. I will be making those soon, with a nice glaze...mmm yummy. If I was going to do lets say chicken, I would dip the chicken piece in flour, then in a egg wash (egg with a bit of water) then back into the flour (with spices like garlic powder, salt, pepper) it comes out with a totally different texture.

punkgirl (author)2016-03-02

Deep frying, when done right, will be no more unhealthy than pan frying. Make sure your oil is hot, oil that isn't hot enough will just absorb into your food and be sure to drain any excess well.
In saying all of this, I'm sure shallow frying should work just fine too :)
And of course make sure to fry in the healthiest oil available to you

Agreed!! :)

darrenhall (author)2016-03-02

Hi Matt - I love fritters but my missus is on a diet - would you have an alternative to the deep frying - or! how little oil do ya think we could get away with, maybe flipping when one side was done??.
Nice INST - not had fritters for ages.

Thank you so much! You could change up the oil, to a more healthy oil. I am not sure exactly which ones to use, because I deep fry with peanut oil or canola oil. You want to make sure it has a high smoke point. Maybe Coconut oil? I haven't cooked with it though, so I don't know from first hand experience. You could certainly use less oil, although I am not sure if that will make a difference. I will probably do an instructable on a more traditional style fritter as well soon.

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