Monday, January 10, 2011

Apple Fries

I like to experiment in the kitchen.  You may not.  But, let's look at the ubiquitous apple.

An apple tastes great with peanut butter. With cheddar cheese. As cider. Pureed into sauce. Let's not forget its classic form as pie.

So, what do you say about breaded apple fries?  Well, I say, they're absolutely delightful.
All you need for batter:
1 cup flour plus 1 cup for dredging
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3/4 cup sparkling water

Heat oil to 350F. Cut apples into batons. Mix batter together until just combined.  Dredge each apple slice in flour, then dip into batter, then drop carefully into hot oil. Cook in batches until nicely browned on all sides.  Drain on paper towel.  Best when eaten right away.  

I realize that looking at the picture that it's mostly ice cream that you can see. That's because Mr. Mig thinks ice cream is a major food group. With the fried apples, he's absolutely right.

Step outside your culinary comfort zone. Try some and see if you agree.


*mAki* said...

Ooo this apple fries look soo delicious!! And I love your header - looks charming!!

Ms. Mig said...

They are fantastic! Thank you for your complement too.