Deep Fried Apple Fritters

Deep Fried Apple Fritters

1 large egg, beaten
1 cup milk
1 cup apples*
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
3 tablespoons orange juice
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
oil for deep frying
powdered sugar for dusting

* unpeeled apple which is finely diced or grated.

In mixing bowl, combine beaten egg, milk, apple, sugar, salt, orange peel, orange juice and vanilla.

Sift together the flour and baking powder; fold into the apple mixture, stir just until all flour is moistened.

Drop batter by rounded teaspoon into hot oil (350ºF). Fry until deep golden brown, about 3-4 minutes, turning once.

Drain fritters thoroughly on paper towels. Roll in sugar or sift the sugar over the tops.

Yield: about 40 fritters. Makes 40.


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