This is what you will need:
- Granny Smith apples 2kg or as many as you want... each apple makes about 5-6 fritters (or any green, tart, apples)
- Crepe batter - ratio - 1 cup plain flour, 1 egg, 1 -1 and1/2 cup water (or milk and water if preferred), pinch salt. The consistency should by fairly thin, but should still coat the apple slices well (Make double quantity if you want to use about 10 apples)
- Supafry solid white oil for deep frying - 2 pkts (I have found this oil gives the best results)
- Sifted icing sugar (soft powdered sugar/confectioner's sugar)
You will also need:
- Apple corer (available in any supermarket/hardware/kitchen shop for a couple of $s)
- Bowl with cold water and juice 1/2 lemon
- Saucepan for frying or deep fryer
- Absorbent kitchen paper
- Potato peeler
This is what you do:
- For batter - Sift plain flour into wide jug or bowl and add egg(s) and water or water/milk and whisk well together until mixture is well blended and of a runny consistency to coat the apple slices. (see ratio in ingredient section)
- Core, peel and slice apples and place in bowl with water and lemon so they don't go brown before you are ready to use them
- Dry apples in a clean tea towel or cloth and add about 5-8 slices to the batter
- Heat the oil till very hot...test with a little batter to see how fast it browns. Adjust heat so that the batter doesn't burn..you want the apple to be cooked through
- When oil is right temperature, add the coated apple slices one by one to the oil...depending on size of pan, about 4-5 at a time. Turn them over half way through browning
- Lift out with a fork or tongs, drain in basket and/or place on absorbent kitchen paper towel
- Repeat until batter/apples are used up.
Sift some icing sugar into a bowl and dip fritters into sugar or sprinkle some over each serving to taste. The sugar adds to the flavour as the apples are quite tart (sour).
ENJOY your Dutch Apple Fritters!
ENJOY your New Year's Eve celebration - I wish you a very happy 2013.