Makes: about 12 fritters (we sometimes double the recipe)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar (plus 2 TBS)
- 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 4 teaspoons vegetable oil (we use coconut) plus extra for frying
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dredging
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 medium apples (Granny Smith is the best, but we use what we have on hand) cored, peeled, and cut into 1/2 in. thick rings
- In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup of the sugar and cinnamon. Line a baking sheet with paper towels.
- In another medium bowl, whisk together the milk, cream, 4 teaspoons of oil, and eggs. Stir in the flour, baking powder, salt, and remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar until you have a smooth batter.
- In a large skillet, heat 2 inches of oil, until it reaches 375 degrees on a candy thermometer, and a drop of batter into the oil makes it bubble rapidly.
- Dredge the apple slices in a small bowl of flour and then in the batter until all sides are coated.
- Working in batches, fry the apple slices until golden brown, about 4 minutes per batch, flipping them halfway through.
- Transfer the finished fritters to the lined baking sheet and continue frying. Drop the fritters in the cinnamon mixture and serve hot (they're delicious cool, too)!