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Makes 12 apple fritters
1 fresh apple, we used a Golden Delicious
1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg (beaten)
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2-3 Tablespoons milk (more or less) to get runny consistency
Pure Virgin Coconut Oil for Deep Frying
Tools: Oil thermometer, tongs, paper towels
1. Peel and grate the apple into a small bowl. Use a fine grater.
2. Measure and stir all the ingredients together in a medium sized bowl.
3. Beat the egg and milk together. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix with a fork. Add the grated apple and stir with a fork until combined.
4. In a medium sized pot on the stovetop, heat about 1-inch of coconut oil. Bring the temperature up to 350 degrees F. Some recipes say 370 degrees F. We had good success at 350 F. You will know when you drop the test batter into the oil if it is hot enough. This is very hot so be careful not to have it splash on your skin when cooking the fritters. If you make it too hot, you run the risk of burning the outside before the inside is cooked.
5. Once the oil reaches temperature, drop the batter into the oil with a tablespoon. Cook the fritter until it is brown on the first side then using your tongs, flip them over and cook the other side. It will take about 3-4 minutes to cook through and it is fine to flip them more than once. You can only do 2-3 fritters at a time.
6. Have a plate lined with paper towels ready and use your tongs to lift each fritter out and put onto the paper towel to drain.
7. Continue until all the fritters are cooked.
8. Make the glaze by mixing together the confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Add the milk in increments. Stir with a fork and add enough milk to give you a glaze consistency.
9. Using a pastry brush, pain the glaze onto each fritter.
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