Apple Fritters

Apple FrittersRecipe
Photo: Charles Walton; Styling: Trinda Gage
Eat these apple fritters hot with all the powdered sugar you can stand.

Yield:

Makes 3 dozen

Recipe from

Southern Living

Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 cup milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 cups diced cooking apple
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Vegetable oil
Sifted powdered sugar

Preparation

Combine first 4 ingredients; make a well in center of mixture.

Combine egg, milk, and butter, stirring well; stir in orange rind and next 3 ingredients. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a large Dutch oven; heat to 350°. Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls into hot oil; fry fritters in batches 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain fritters well on paper towels, and cool slightly. Sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar.