Saturday, January 29, 2011


Gabby announced she was going to make apple fritters and asked if I wanted to join her. Umm, apple fritters? YES, YES I would like to join you in making apple fritters. Gabby got the recipe from The Pioneer Woman (the recipe is at the bottom of the page), who everybody loves so much that she might be the next Julia Child. The recipe was much simpler than I imagined it, it's just that frying anything scares the bejeebus out of me. But all went well.

The batter:
We were both pretty unsure about the temperature of the oil, so our first batch was ruined. The fritters were too big, and the oil was too hot, which resulted in fritters with doughy centers and burned exteriors.

Gabby played with the oil temp, and we made the fritters much smaller (especially after we re-read the recipe part that says "drop teaspoons of batter").
Our first successful piece of fried goodness, cracked open to make sure it was cooked through. It was.
Dusted those little yummies with some powdered sugar. We also made a glaze that Gabby dunked some of the fritters in.
What I really liked about these fritters was that the apples somehow got to the perfect texture, even though you only fry the fritters for 2-3 minutes. It was just enough apple flavor. 

I think the equation for today goes like this:
Big salad for lunch + Apple fritters + Diet Coke = Balanced Diet

Yes? No? Okay, no. But let's pretend it does.

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