Big apple fritters:
Ingredients: For the Fritters: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 large eggs 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups finely chopped apples (peeled and cored) Vegetable oil for frying For the Glaze: 1 cup powdered sugar 2-3 tablespoons milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Prepare the Batter: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon. Make the Wet Mixture: In another bowl, beat the eggs and then add the milk and vanilla extract. Mix well.
Combine Wet and Dry Mixtures: Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir until just combined. Do not overmix; a few lumps are okay. Add Chopped Apples: Gently fold in the chopped apples, making sure they are evenly distributed throughout the batter. Heat Oil: In a deep pan or a fryer, heat vegetable oil to 350°F (175°C). Fry the Fritters: Using a spoon or an ice cream scoop, carefully drop spoonfuls of batter into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown, turning them occasionally for even cooking.
This usually takes about 3-4 minutes per side. Drain Excess Oil: Once the fritters are golden brown and cooked through, use a slotted spoon to remove them from the oil. Place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil. Make the Glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until you have a smooth glaze.
Glaze the Fritters: While the fritters are still warm, dip each fritter into the glaze, ensuring it’s fully coated. Place them on a wire rack to allow any excess glaze to drip off. Serve: Serve the apple fritters warm and enjoy! These big apple fritters are a delightful treat, especially when enjoyed fresh. The combination of crispy outer layer, soft inside, and sweet glaze is sure to be a hit!