Deep fry

Home cookin'

On my personal Facebook page, I lamented that the cold and dreary weather made me  develop this hankering… a craving for some warm, deep fried “vittles.”  So out came the gallon of GMO free cooking oil and  cast iron frying pan to fry up some warm and sweet apple fritters.   The sizzling of fritters somehow got me humming this Zac Brown song.   There’s something enigmatic about food and music!

I used up some chopped apples we had in the freezer and added a dollop of homemade apple butter to add a bit of spicy richness to the batter.   Oh, yes, fritters aren’t complete without some sugary glaze.  They don’t get any better than this… that is, unless it is from Cafe Du Monde

Apple Fritters (Recipe from The Picky Apple)


* 1 cup all purpose flour
* 1/4 cup sugar
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1/3 cup milk
* 1 egg
* 1 cup chopped apple


* 2 cups powdered sugar
* 1 1/2 tablespoons milk

Directions:   Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon.  Stir in milk and egg until just combined.  Fold in apple.  Pour oil into skillet so that it is approximately 1 1/2 deep.  Heat oil on high.  Oil is ready when dough floats to top.  Carefully add dough to oil in heaping teaspoons.  Cook until brown, about 2 minutes, then flip.  Cook another 1-2 minutes, until both sides are browned.  Transfer briefly to paper towels to absorb excess oil, then transfer to cooling rack.  Make glaze by stirring milk and powdered sugar together in a small bowl.  Drizzle over apple fritters.  Wait approximately 3 minutes for glaze to harden, then flip fritters and drizzle glaze over the other side.  Best served warm.

How does the weather affect your eating habits and what hankerings are brought on by the change of weather?


  1. Dawn says:

    Mmmm – I haven’t had apple fritters in ages, may have to make some later today – thanks for sharing! I enjoy cooking when the weather is icky. Bread, those comfort foods like Mac & Cheese, pot roast, stew, chili. Helps to warm up the house too (NY weather contributes to a lot of cooking – lol)

  2. MaoMaoKitty says:

    These look delicious! Could I chop the apple with a food processor?

    • Anais says:

      @MaoMaoKitty: They were delicious! I polished off… well, perhaps I shouldn’t say! LOL. Sure food processor would be just fine. 😉

  3. Terry Graydon says:

    Your fritters look so goood! I live in Ontario Canada, every Fall I crave potatos as soon as the weather changes. Got any good potato pancake recipes?

  4. Sherry says:

    Looks heavenly! As do all your food creations. Still hoping for a Little Homestead in the City cookbook one of these days!

  5. Nebraska Dave says:

    In my humble opinion apple anything is a good thing. I am not seeing the comments from the folks that leave comments but I do see your answers back to them. Is this an on purpose thing or just my browser not seeing something?

    Have a great day in the garden.

  6. Cara says:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed the apple fritters! I haven’t made any in a while, but they sure do sound good right now. Also, I LOVE that you included apple butter in the batter. That sounds delicious!!

  7. Musartte says:

    Snow mean hot chocolate! We had snow on two different days this week! Hubby loves my hot chocolate (raw milk and cream) and maybe a quick streuselkuchen. I try to have it on the table when he comes home from work. 🙂

    For blueberry season I make hot biscuits and blueberries with whipped cream…for dinner! Husband also loves blueberry pancakes for dinner as well. It is a tough decision, but we must decide.

    During the heat of summer we make homemade ice cream. 🙂


  8. Naked on a Mountian Top says:

    We have been living on stews, soups and slow roasted food for the cold months. Last week it got really warm here in Colorado and we broke out the grill and green salads!! I am beginning to grow tired of finding new ways to cook root veggies – spring has inspired fresh and raw on our table.

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