I think the fact that I was frying bacon for another recipe while making this one really trumped up the southern factor. Especially with a cast iron skillet on the stove. This week has been busy already, but I wanted something fast and easy to share with you on the blog. Apples are something we almost always have on hand, as with milk and eggs. If you have that, you are pretty much there! Try these with any fresh fruit, and you will have a fun little snack. Sprinkle some superfine sugar and/or powdered sugar on them while still warm, and you will want to sip some sweet tea and find a hand fan to calm yourself with.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1 egg lightly beaten
1/4 cup whole milk
1 T melted Crisco
2-3 large apples peeled, cored, and cut into wedges
Veg oil for frying
powdered sugar for dusting (1/2 cup should do)
Heat oil in a tall sided pan on stove (3-4 cups) on medium high heat until ready for frying. Drop a small drop of water in the oil, if it pops and sizzles, it’s ready
Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together. Mix egg and milk and add to flour mixture and stir until combined. Add crisco and mix to incorporate (may need to add more milk if batter is thick)
Dip apples in batter and fry no more than 3 at a time, turning after 2 minutes to evenly brown both sides. Drain on a paper towel or parchment paper, adding sugar and/or powdered sugar while warm
Continue until apples or batter run out
Can be kept wrapped tightly at room temp for 3 days-I guarantee they won’t last that long!