Although the temperatures in Florida barely announce the coming of the fall season, it doesn’t mean you can’t jump into a jolly spirit and celebrate all the best parts of it. If you’re anything like me, you love fried, sugary food and the idea of a healthy, crispy apple. Good thing this recipe combines all things beautiful into one. These fried cinnamon apple rings will have you tasting fall festivity, without assaulting your wallet or challenging your cooking skills.
What You Need for the Delectable Fried Part:
- 4 large apples
- 1 cup flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 cup buttermilk
- vegetable oil for frying
- For the Cinnamon Sugar Topping of Awesomeness:
- ¼ cup of sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Plan of Action AKA the Instructions:
Take a large bowl (yes, bigger than your cereal bowl) and combine all of the powdery stuff like the flour, baking soda, sugar, salt and cinnamon.
In a smaller bowl, mix up the egg and buttermilk. Feel free to sing your favorite song while doing so.
In a third dish (don’t panic, the deliciousness of this dessert outweighs the amount of bowls you’ll have to wash) make the cinnamon sugar topping by stirring together the sugar and cinnamon, then set it aside for later.
Show those apples what’s up by cutting them into ¼-inch slices and use circle biscuit cutters to make rings out of the slices. Get rid of the apple core part, because you probably don’t want to eat them.
Now, (and possibly with adult supervision for some of you out there), heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat (350°F). Watch out for the hot oil that might spew out at your eyeballs if you get too eager and exceed the recommended heat setting.
Combine the contents of the first and second bowls while the oil is warming. It’s going to be your batter. Dip the apple rings into the batter, tapping off the excess batter against the side of the bowl (into your mouth if you just don’t care.)
Fry the rings in the pan until they’re all golden and crispy and pretty. Put them on a plate lined with a paper towel for a couple of seconds, then throw them into the cinnamon-sugar mix to coat the outsides of the ring.
Lastly, put those bad boys on a serving plate and go to town with them. Sharing is optional.