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Apple Fritter Rings

  • Yield: Makes about 20
Apple Fritter Rings

Photography: Johnny Miller

Source: Everyday Food, December 2011

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil, plus 2 cups for frying
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 4 medium tart apples, such as Granny Smith, cored, peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch-thick rings

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. In another medium bowl, whisk buttermilk, 4 teaspoons oil, and eggs. Stir in flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  2. In a large, heavy, high-sided skillet, heat 2 cups oil until it registers 375 degrees on a deep-fat or candy thermometer. (The oil should bubble rapidly when a drop of batter is added.) In batches, coat apples in batter and fry until golden brown, about 4 minutes per batch, flipping halfway through. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined baking sheet to drain. Toss apples in cinnamon sugar and serve immediately.

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