I've been really good lately -- that is, running, counting calories and generally depriving myself of my customary daily gorging on the children's Halloween candy. And, for the most part, it's been pretty easy. I've felt better: more productive, less fatigued and all that. It's great! But then I read the word fritter... Okay, okay... and beer (which I've forgone for the last couple of weeks in the interest of conserving calories), in the same sentence. I had to do it.
|Pulled out of the fryer and draining on double-layer of paper towels + brown paper bag.|
|Dusted with powdered sugar.|
|Served with warmed maple syrup, it's like a pancake on steroids.|
12 oz. Fat Tire Amber Ale
1 1/2 c. flour
2-3 coarsely chopped Honey Crisp (my favorite!) apples
vegetable oil for fryer
Heat the oil (enough that it will cover the fritters) in your fryer (or stock pot) to 375 degrees F. Mix the flour and the beer, and fold in apples. Use an ice cream scoop to spoon 3-4 scoops into the fryer at a time, depending on the size of your fryer. Set a timer for 5 minutes. Watch them, though. Turn with a slotted spoon once or twice. Then, once they're a deep, golden brown, take them out and set on paper towels to drain.
Cool, then dust with powdered sugar. Makes 12.