These scrumptious treats are a must during apple season. But who are we kidding? They're a welcome indulgence any time of year – especially during the holidays. These fritters are best served warm, so gather everyone in the kitchen to enjoy them as soon as they're ready.
- Portion size 18 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday 2012
- 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup soda water
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 2 eggs separated
- 3 apples
- canola oil for deep-frying
- safflower oil for deep-frying
- sunflower oil for deep-frying
- 2 tablespoons icing sugar
In large bowl, whisk together 1-1/4 cups of the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; whisk in soda water. Whisk in butter and egg yolks; cover and let stand for 2 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 12 hours.)
In separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry peaks form; fold into batter. Place bowl in larger bowl of ice water; let stand until cold, about 15 minutes.
Peel and core apples; cut into 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes. Toss with remaining flour; fold into batter.
Meanwhile, in deep-fryer, wok or wide deep saucepan, heat about 2 inches (5 cm) oil until deep-fryer thermometer registers 350°F (180°C).
Using 1/4 cup for each, pour in batter to make 4 fritters. Cook, turning once, until golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on paper towel–lined plate. Repeat with remaining batter. Sprinkle fritters with icing sugar; serve warm.
Nutritional facts Per each of 18 fritters: about
- Sodium 59 mg
- Protein 2 g
- Calories 139.0
- Total fat 10 g
- Potassium 38 mg
- Cholesterol 24 mg
- Saturated fat 2 g
- Total carbohydrate 12 g
- Iron 4.0
- Folate 10.0
- Calcium 1.0
- Vitamin A 2.0
- Vitamin C 2.0