Nothin' to Fret about Apple Fritters

I learned of this fabulous, easy fruit fritter method from my friend Rene. After trying it out at home, she became my good friend Rene. Many thanks!

Total Time:
18 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
20 apple fritter rings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 4 apples, Red or Golden Delicious or, 2 of each
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice (1 wedge will do)
  • 2 cups complete pancake mix, any brand
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, or equivalent of freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Heat 1-inch vegetable oil on moderate to medium high heat. If you wish to test the oil, add a 1-inch cube of bread to hot oil. If it turns deep golden brown in color in a count of 40, the oil is ready.

  • Core apples with an apple corer. Cut into 1/4-inch thick slices across, forming apple rings. Sprinkle sliced apples with the juice of a wedge of lemon to prevent browning.

  • Mix together pancake mix and water, season with nutmeg. Place confectioners' sugar in a sifter or a tea strainer. Place a piece of cardboard or brown paper sack on a work surface for draining fritters. Working in small batches of 5 to 6 slices, coat rings of apple in batter, and fry for 2 to 3 minutes, until evenly golden brown. Transfer to paper bag or towels to drain. When all the fritters are cooked, let oil cool before discarding.

  • Top fritters with confectioners' sugar and transfer to a serving platter.


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