Recipe by chia
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.
Top Review by Redneck Epicurean
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!
- 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
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.