Easy Apple Fritters

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Fritters are enjoyed the world over with a variety of fillings. Warm, crunchy, fried fritters with thick slices of apple are a favorite of pastry chef Heather Bertinetti. so get out your mixer and candy thermometer!

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Hi, I'm Heather Bertinetti, and you're watching eHow.com. Today, I want to talk to you guys about fritters. It's personally my favorite snack, anything fried is delicious to me and you can't go wrong so let's fry up some apples here. Let's get started. Right now, I'm going to start with my KitchenAid mixer here and on the lowest setting I'm going to whip with the whisk attachment, two eggs. So, drop those in there and start whipping. Alright, here I have six ounces of apple juice and I also have six ounces of white wine, any kind of wine will do, Chardonnay, Riesling, anything you prefer. Now on the lowest setting we're going to add our dry ingredients. Here I have half an orange that I zested and then I have one pinch of salt and twelve ounces of flour, all purpose flour is fine. We're going to slowly add this in increments. Now it's sort of like a lumpy paste so I'm going to kick my speed up one notch and work out all the lumps, let the machine do all the work for you. And that's it, our batter is done, take it off the machine. You can see it's almost dough like. This is a great consistency. If you use a carbonated white wine, it will add a little more air to it so that's when you see the little bubbles, but don't worry that's perfectly fine. So in my pot here, I have what's either called a candy thermometer or a deep fry thermometer and I have some Canola oil in here. You don't need much. You don't even have to go halfway up the pot, only fill the pot up about a quarter of the way and heat the oil up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Here I have some apple wedges that I cut. I like the skin on them but some people prefer no skin at all so you can absolutely peel them. Just cut them into fairly thick wedges, okay? Let's go over to our fryer. So now that my oil has come to temp at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, we can start dipping our apple wedges in our fritter batter. Just give it a nice liberal coating. So, as I'm dipping these, I notice that my oil got a little too hot and went from 350 to 400 so instead of just stopping it and discarding all my oil, a quick tip to save it is to just add a little bit more Canola oil and it will bring the temperature down. So let's dip a couple more. It's a messy job, but somebody's got to do it. So now that our fritters have drained and cooled off just a little bit, let's finish these off with a little bit of cinnamon and sugar. I have two cups of sugar, a pinch of cinnamon and a pinch of salt. If you like a lot of cinnamon, feel free to go heavy handed on the cinnamon. So keeping them warm is the best way to serve them, so just line them up here on the plate and just dip them in, brush off the excess sugar. Alright guys, that's it. These are our gorgeous fritters. I can't wait to sink my teeth into these. I'm Heather Bertinetti. Catch me next time on eHow.com. Take care guys.

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