Apple Fritters with Snow

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 4 apples, Red and Golden Delicious recommended
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice (1 wedge will do)
  • 2 cups complete pancake mix, any brand
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (or freshly grated)
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar

Directions

  1. Heat 1-inch vegetable oil on medium to medium high heat. If you wish to test the oil, put a piece of bread into the oil. If it turns a deep golden brown color in a count of 40 seconds, the oil is ready.
  2. Core the apples.
  3. Cut into 1/4 inch thick slices (across), forming apples rings. Squeeze apples with the juice of a wedge of lemon to prevent browning.
  4. Mix together pancake mix and water, season with nutmeg.
  5. Place confectioner's sugar in a strainer. Place paper towels on work surface for draining.
  6. Do apples in small batches of 5-6 slices – coat apple rings in batter and fry 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  8. Top fritters with sugar and have dips ready-to-serve. Chocolate or caramel sauce can be used.