Holiday Recipes

 

Apple fritters

Hey — itís Chanukah. Weíre supposed to eat fried foods! And these apple fritters are definitely worth every guilty fat gram. Theyíre at their scrumptious best when served fresh and warm.

2 cups (500 mL) all purpose flour
2 tbsp. (30 mL) granulated sugar
1 tbsp. (15 mL) baking powder
pinch of salt
2 eggs
2/3 cup (150 mL) milk
2 tbsp. (30 mL) vegetable oil
2 cups (500 mL) diced apples (about 2 large apples, peeled and cored)
additional vegetable oil for frying
cinnamon sugar for topping

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and 2 tbsp. (30 mL) of vegetable oil. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and stir until combined — it will be a very thick batter. Add the diced apples, mixing until they are incorporated into the dough. Donít worry if itís sticky and hard to mix — it will be fine.
  3. Pour enough vegetable oil into a saucepan, wok or deep fryer to a depth of 1-1/2 to 2 inches (4 to 5 cm). Place over medium heat and heat to 375° F (190° C) — use a deep fry thermometer to make sure. When the oil is hot, drop the batter by tablespoonfuls into the hot oil — about 4 or 5 at a time. Fry, turning the fritters over with a wooden spoon so that they brown evenly, for 2 to 3 minutes or until dark golden brown and crisp. Remove from the oil and let drain on paper towel before sprinkling with cinnamon sugar. Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve warm.
Makes 2-1/2 to 3 dozen.

How kids can help:

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Help peel and chop apples for batter.

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Stir batter ingredients together.

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Roll finished fritters in cinnamon sugar.
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