This is the perfect food to serve at a fall gathering or Halloween party. It's the time of year when apples are at their most luscious and serving them encased in a delectable batter, hot off a griddle and dusted with powdered sugar is and indulgence no one can resist. You'll need to have everything set up and ready to go since this is not a do-ahead treat. Apple fritters are more of a cook and serve delicacy. Plan on 3 or 4 slices per person. They'd also be great served hot with vanilla ice cream.
6 medium apples (Stayman, Granny Smith, Delicious, Fugi)
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tablespoon salad oil
cooking oil (corn, safflower or canola)
Wash apples, then core and slice (skin on) into 1/4" thick slices.
Dry each side of apple slices on paper towels.
Combine flour and next 5 ingredients in a bowl.
Heat 1 tablespoon cooking oil in a non-stick skillet over medium high heat (about 375 if using an electric skillet).
Dip apple slice in batter on both sides and lay in hot oil in skillet. Repeat with as many apple slices as you can fit in the skillet.
Cook until golder on one side, then flip and cook on the other side. Drain on paper towels if they appear greasy. Heat more cooking oil and cook remaining apples, serving apple fritters hot and dusted heavily with powdered sugar or other type of sugar.