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?