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Mario Batali's Apple Fritters

An 'Iron Chef' Inspired Dish Featuring Apples
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Fall means apples. So stock up at your local farmer's market and give this delicious dessert a try tonight.
  • 1 quart vegetable oil2 Granny Smith apples
  • peeled and cored and sliced into 1 inch thick rings1 cup buttermilk1 tbsp. baking powder2 eggs1 cup flour1/4 tsp. salt14 tsp. pepper Garnish:1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper 1 tbsp. confectioner's sugar
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    2 Granny Smith apples
    Peel and core Granny Smith apples.  Slice them into 1 inch thick rings.
  • 2
    1 quart vegetable oil
    Over medium-high heat, heat a four quart pot with vegetable oil to 350 degrees. 
  • 3
    1 cup buttermilk 
    2 eggs 
    In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and add the buttermilk, in a steady stream whisking all the while. 
  • 4
    1 tbsp. baking powder 
    1 cup flour
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. pepper 
    In another bowl, sift flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. Slowly add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture until smooth and it coats the back of a metal spoon. 
  • 5
    1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
    1 tbsp. confectioner's sugar
    In a separate bowl, combine the cayenne pepper and confectioner's sugar. 
  • 6
    Dip sliced apple rounds in batter and fry until golden brown on both sides. Put apples on paper towels on a sheet pan to absorb the oil. 
  • 7
    Sift cayenne pepper and confectioner's sugar evenly over fritters.

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