Looking for the ultimate fall food? It’s these Fried Cinnamon and Sugar Apple Rings
In my make-believe ideal world when September arrived so would cool weather. I suppose the idea isn’t so make-believe depending on where you live. Here in Texas, it’s 100 degrees again this week. But as a friend and I just discussed, I will take my hot summer over a northern cold winter any day of the week. It’s all in what you are used to I suppose.
Why the need for cooler temperatures? The State Fair starts soon and I am dreaming about fair food. Funnel cakes in particular. Walking around the fair in a pair of jeans, a light sweater, and a funnel cake.
I might have to wait a few more weeks for jeans and sweater weather. But, I can enjoy these Fried Cinnamon and Sugar Apple Rings right now. These are like fall, carnivals, funnel cakes, and all kinds of amazing fall things rolled into one treat. And I’m trying really hard not to eat them all. Also, I’m failing.
All you need are some apples and a few ingredients. Start by thinly slicing the apples and cutting out the center with the seeds. I used my star shaped cookie cutter to remove the center of the apple slices.
Once sliced you just dip them in the batter and them fry them. After they are fried you’ll remove them from the oil and place them on a plate with paper towels.
After you’ve fried a few, and while they are still warm, dip them in a cinnamon and sugar mixture. Then wait impatiently for them to be cool enough to eat.
Fried Cinnamon and Sugar Apple Rings
Apple Rings Batter
- 2 large apples
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoons sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 large egg, beaten
- oil for frying
Cinnamon Sugar Topping
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Prepare the batter. Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Then add the buttermilk and egg.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat (approximately 350 degrees).
- In a separate bowl combine the sugar and cinnamon for the topping.
- Dip the apple rings into the batter and place in the heated oil. Fry the rings a few at a time, turning them to brown on both sides.
- Once the rings are fried move them to the plate with the paper towels.
- Dip apple rings in the cinnamon and sugar mixture and coat evenly.
- Place on a wire rack to cool (just enough to eat).
- They taste best warm!
And the batter can easily be doubled (tripled, or more!)