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Buttermilk-Cinnamon Apple Fritters

Type: Fruit
Courses: Dessert
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/2 cup 31g / 1.1ozCake flour
1/2 cup 118mlButtermilk - shaken well
1 tablespoon 15mlGranulated sugar
1 tablespoon 15mlButter - melted
1   Egg - separated
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGround cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlSalt
1   Cayenne pepper
  Oil - for frying
2   Tart apples, Jonathan or Granny Smith - cored, halved, (large)
  And cut 1/4" slices
  Powdered sugar - for serving
  Warm maple syrup - for serving

Recipe Instructions

Whisk together flour, buttermilk, granulated sugar, butter, egg yolk, cinnamon, salt and cayenne in small bowl. (Can be made 1 day ahead and refrigerated.)

When ready to use, beat egg white until it holds peaks but is not dry. Fold into batter.

Heat 1 inch oil in deep fryer or heavy pot until it reaches 375 degrees. Working with a few apple slices at a time, use tongs to dip slices into batter, shaking off excess. Immediately drop into hot oil and fry until apple is tender and batter is brown and puffed, turning once, about 2 to 4 minutes.

Use slotted spoon to transfer in single layer to paper towel-lined baking sheet; keep warm in 250 degree oven until all are fried. Serve hot with powdered sugar or syrup.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

Each serving: 215 calories; 151 mg sodium; 62 mg cholesterol; 12 grams fat; 25 grams carbohydrates; 4 grams protein; 0.39 gram fiber.

Source:
The Los Angeles Times, 11-03-1999

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