Sunday, December 18, 2011

5 Minute Fritter

Today I was in the mood for a little gluttony, a little soul comforting goodness that would cure me of my winter blues. This 5 minute fritter fit the bill. I peeled, cored and sliced one small fuji apple, yielding 4 perfect rings. A quick dip in a light batter and into the oil they dropped. Almost as quickly as they went in, they began to turn a gorgeous golden brown. A minute or two on each side was all they required to achieve that crispy fried exterior. The batter puffed like a pillow surrounding the apple and the fruit inside was warm and juicy. The taste was somewhere between a donut and an apple dumpling, two of my childhood favorites. With each bite, that warm feeling of nostalgia poured over me. Topped with a dusting of powdered sugar, these sinful little devils were the perfect dose of guilty pleasure I was looking for. Oh, sweet sweet joy!

Fritter Batter:
1/2 C flour
1/2 C almond milk
2 TBSP sugar
1 TBSP butter - melted
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg

In a mixing bowl, beat egg. Mix in milk and butter. Add sugar, baking powder, salt, and flour and stir to create batter. Peel, core and slice apple into rings. Dip each apple ring into batter and then drop into hot canola oil. Fry until golden brown on each side... about 2 minutes each side. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.


  1. I'm running out right now to buy some apples...thanks. Guess that diet will have to wait a little longer!!!

  2. These apple-fritters aren't that unhealthy! When the frying oil is hot enough, the dough fries quickly and 'closes' so it doesn't absorb much oil (so make sure the oil is the right temperature and not to 'cold').
    They also taste great sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar!