Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Words & Brush Recipe Corner: FRIED APPLE FRITTERS



Fried apple fritters, known as frittelle in Italian. To make the fritters, you dip slices of apple in tempura batter, then place them in oil to fry them. They are best eaten while they’re still hot. 

December 17, 2022

              Fried apple fritters (photo credit: PASCALE PEREZ-RUBIN)


Makes 15 pieces. 

  • 2-3 apples (can also use pears, bananas or other fruit)
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 140 gr. (1 cup) white flour, sifted
  • 2 large eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • 80 gr. (1/3 cup) sugar
  • 200 gr. (1 cup) milk or water
  • 5 gr. (½ packet) baking powder


  • ½ cup sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon cinnamon

For deep-frying:

  • Oil


Peel the apples and cut out the cores. 

Slice apples into 1-cm.-thick rings. 

Transfer the apple rings to a bowl, then pour lemon juice on top of them and let sit for 1 hour.

In a separate bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients together. 

Let the bowl rest for 30 minutes. 

Drain the apple rings, then dip them in the egg mixture. 

Pour oil into a pan for deep-frying and heat.

Fry the apple slices in the hot oil until they turn golden brown.

Remove the apple pieces and place them on paper towels. 

Dip the apple pieces in the cinnamon mixture, or sprinkle the cinnamon mixture on top of them, and serve immediately. Alternatively, you can serve with sour cream.

Level of difficulty: Easy   Time: 90 minutes, including time to let batter rise Status: Vegetarian /  Parve (or dairy if using milk)


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