Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
The Chanukah tradition of frying in oil is considered the culinary equivalent of lighting a menorah. A deep-fat thermometer is an essential tool for deep-frying; check that your oil returns to 375°F between batches; this prevents the food from absorbing it. This recipe is Sarah Molten's and she served it with- what else?--brisket.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cold beer (not dark)
- 5 -6 cups vegetable oil
- 2 apples, peeled, halved lengthwise, cored, and sliced 1/4 inch thick (1 pound)
- confectioners' sugar, for dusting
- Stir together flour, granulated sugar, and salt, then add beer, and whisk to combine.
- Heat oil in a deep fryer (or a 5-quart heavy pot), until the thermometer registers 375°F.
- Dip apple slices in batter, shaking off excess, and fry, about 8 at a time, until golden, about 1 1/2 minutes on each side.
- Transfer fritters with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.
- Serve warm, dusted with confectioners' sugar.
These were great. I had my doubts about beer, but it was really good! I only got to eat about three (I used real sugar and the carbs were a no-no) and hauled the rest to the guy who donated the beer. He loved them! I did do things a bit different than apple slices. I diced them up because my apples were so small and I added more apples than it called for because I love apples (I used Granny Smiths). Great little treat, Chia!
Just delicious! I used golden Delcious apples and Miller's beer. They were crispy on the outside, tender on the inside and the powdered sugar gave just the right amount of sweetness. Thank you for posting this and for being so patient! :)