Are you looking for a recipe to make delicious fried apple fritters to satisfy your sweet tooth?
Delicious fried apple fritters are a perfect treat that are wonderful to eat in moderation. I will warn you that eating just one of these delicious fried apple fritters will be extremely difficult. But the damage is very minor. Trust me.
Because making and enjoying these fritters in moderation results in pure satisfaction. They are so good. And apple-icious. So, while apples are in season, why not enjoy some guilty pleasure comfort fritters you can make yourself.
So, here’s what you need to make and enjoy delicious fried apple fritters.
What You Need
- Oil for deep – frying (I use Canola Oil)
- Deep fryer
- 1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- A Tablespoon sugar
- 2 Teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup milk
- 2 beaten eggs
- 1 Tablespoon cooking oil
- 3 Cups Peeled, Cored, & Chopped Apples
- Paper Towels
How To Make Delicious Fried Apple Fritters
First of all, you need to fill your deep fryer about half full of oil. Turn your fryer on high and let that oil heat up. It needs to be super hot.
Next, mix up your ingredients into a medium sized bowl. The end mixture should be nice and smooth with apple chunks in it. Similar to the picture below.
Then, drop medium sized spoonfuls of apple fritter batter into the fryer. Two or three fritters at a time is best. Wait five minutes and then check the fritters. They should be nice and crispy. If not, dunk them back into the oil for another minute or so.
Finally, when the outside of the fritter is crispy and to your liking, carefully remove them from the basket. Place them onto a paper towel. Cover completely with a cinnamon and sugar mixture. And enjoy.
But wait: The cinnamon and sugar mixture is only optional. It’s just an extra special way to make the fritters sweeter. You totally do not have to add more sugar – The fritters will still taste delicious.
So, have you ever thought about growing your own apples? Before you even get started, you need to know that apples require two different varieties in order to produce fruit. And with all the different varieties out there, choosing two or more should not be a difficult task.
First of all, you need to figure out what varieties of apple trees will grow the best in your area. This can easily be determined by asking your local horticulturalists or County Extension Agents. It’s also important to choose varieties that are resistant to certain diseases – to REDUCE the need for pesticides and fungicides.
Note that I emphasized the word reduce because choosing varieties that are less resistant is only a precaution. It doesn’t mean your trees and fruit won’t get those diseases. There are new diseases popping up all the time, so it’s important to stay up to date on products and technology in case of an emergency.
Whether you are growing conventional or organic apples, you still need to decide on an action plan for caring for your fruit trees in case of a disease or insect outbreak. Have a spray plan in place for emergencies. It is best to spray apples for diseases/insects from late Winter and early spring until about two weeks before harvest time. And it is recommended to spray every two weeks in between.
All this planning and precaution is important to ensure quality apples for making things like delicious fried apple fritters.
Seems like quite a bit of work? Maybe you just shouldn’t take the time to grow your own apples. Perhaps you could just support someone else’s business instead.
Support A Backyard Business
If you don’t have room or the desire to grow your own apples, visit someone else’s orchard!
For reals, there are apple orchards all over the country making their living growing and selling apples. So, why not support local families who work hard to provide these quality apples and apple products?
After supporting a local apple farm myself, I tried the apple fritters they were serving to their customers. I was hooked immediately, which made me want to make them for myself at home using fresh apples. Of course, not all the time!
It’s a special treat when apples are in season. Here are some nutrition facts and exercise tips for justifying the enjoyment of delicious fried apple fritters.
Apple Fritter Nutrition
I was concerned of the number of calories in these delicious fried apple fritters. So, I searched several sites for an estimated average of calories for one medium fritter.
After looking around, I’ve come to the conclusion that one medium fritter is around 300 calories. Not too bad, right? Drink water with them and you’re golden.
And here’s some recommendations for burning the guilt of one 300 calorie apple fritter:
- 34 Minute Jog
- 25 Minute Swim
- 40 Minute Bike Ride
- 78 Minute Power Walk
So, are apple fritters worth the trouble? Absolutely. Just keep in mind that enjoying them in moderation is the key.
So, Moderation is Key Here
Don’t ever feel bad or guilty about eating one (or two) apple fritters. As with anything else, it’s totally ok to have them every once in a while.
And this is completely why you should enjoy produce when it’s in season. Because yummies like delicious fried apple fritters should not be enjoyed all the time. But every once in a while.
So, in the Fall months when apples are in season, it’s nice to be able to look forward to some tasty treats. No matter how unhealthy they are.
Enjoy That Apple Fritter. And Then Get Right Back on Track.
Yes. Eat that delicious apple fritter. Enjoy it slowly and get back onto your routine.
This is what moderation means. And it’s a truly beautiful thing.
Because the thought of missing out on this delectably delicious farm fresh apple treat is not very fun to think about.
The Perfect Fall Treat
So, I think we can all agree that these delicious fried apple fritters are a delicious treat. One that should be enjoyed in complete and total moderation.
And they are really easy and fun to make and enjoy with family and friends this Fall.
What seasonal treats do you enjoy in the Fall?