Monday, January 24, 2011

Homemade Apple Fritters

So these are not on my diet and as a result not for me. When the accountant is in the midst of his busy season he craves high carbohydrate food and meat, lots of meat. I prepared these as a suprise the other night because he is so good. He NEVER (well maybe once every three months) eats out, doesn't just run up the street and by fast food or prepared food. He eats purely what I send with him, well and whatever they have at the office. Now if that's not impressive I don't know what is. He is good with money and has great self control. One of his favorite foods are apple fritters. I decided to try and make them at home, perhaps slightly healthier than the ones you find at the store.

Here is what you will need:
For the apple fritter:
2 organic preferably tart apples, diced to the size of a 1/4 of an inch.
2 cups of unbleached, nonbrominated organic flour ( not so healthy but not terrible right? King Arthur Brand)
1/3 a  cup of raw sugar, organic
1 Tablespoon of aluminium free baking powder
1 teaspoon of  sea salt
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 a teaspoon of nutmeg
3/4 cup of organic pure apple juice or apple cider
2 organic eggs preferably pasture raised
2 tablespoons of organic butter, melted
3 cups of organic extra virgin coconut oil, melted in a dutch oven to 350 degrees (I used my meat thermometer to get the temp)

For the glaze:
2 cups of
confectioner's sugar ( this brand at the link is evaporated cane juice that they have blended further. You can do this at home!)
1/4 cup of organic apple juice or apple cider (on sale at Fred Meyer's this week)
1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 a teaspoon of ground nugmeg

 In a large bowl combine flour, raw sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix together.

 Add in the diced apples and mix some more.
 In a seperate bowl mix together the apple cider, melted butter, and eggs. Whisk together. Then add to the flour mixture.
 Mix it all together.
 Meanwhile on the stove top in a dutch oven place the three cups of coconut oil (you can use other oils, they are just not as healthy for you when heated to such high temperatures.) Melt the coconut oil on low. When the temp of the oil reaches 325-350 degrees it is ready. WARNING: Any hotter than this and the oil will burn the fritters. I know this because I did this!

 Using a 1/3 of a scoop measuring cup. Plop the batter into the hot oil and flatten out with the back of a spoon. Let cook for 2-3 minutes per side. I used a slotted spoon to flip them.They are ready to turn when the bottom side turns brown.

 While you are cooking the fritters. Whisk together the ingredients for the glaze.
Remove fritters from oil. Place on rack above a cookie sheet. Let cool for 5 minutes then add 1-2 tablespoons of the glaze. Let cool for 10 more minutes then eat! These taste best when warm. Although the accountant also enjoyed them the next morning too!

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