Apple Fritters Lombarda Style
Recipe submitted by: Aimee Mendoza
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups for dredging
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of fine sea salt
1 pound apples, peeled, cored, and sliced into rings about 1/4 inch thick
Canola oil for deep-frying
Confectioner's sugar for dusting
Ground cinnamon (optional)
The apple rings can be cut and soaked in the liquid for up to 1 hour before you fry them!
- Wisk together the eggs, granulated sugar, milk, the 1/4 cup flour, the baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add the apple rings, and push them down to soak in the liquid. Put the 1 1/2 cups flour in a shallow bowl.
- Add 3 inches of oil to a Dutch oven or deep fryer, and heat to 350 degrees on a deep-fat thermometer.
- Working in batches, remove some of the apple rings from the liquid, and dredge them in the flour. Drop them into the hot oil, and fry until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Adjust the heat as you go to maintain the 350 degrees oil temperature.
- Using a wire skimmer, transfer the apple rings to paper towels, to drain and cool until just warm. Dust with confectioner's sugar. (mix cinnamon into the confectioner's sugar first if you like.)