Appelbeignets, Dutch Apple Fritters Recipe
Appelbeignets, Dutch Apple Fritters
Flavors of Holland
Total time: 30 to 60 minutes
Preparation time: 10 minutes + 15 minutes rising time for the dough
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note
Many regions and countries use beer in their batters: it acts as a leavening and puffs up instantly, reducing the waiting and handling time.

Since no more than 3 or 4 fritters can be cooked at a time, Dutch cooks turn their ovens on to low and place a cookie sheet lined with two layers of paper towels in the oven. After each batch is cooked, the fritters are placed in the oven to keep warm, where they stay crisp and less oily.

Ingredients for about 24 fritters
- 500 ml (2 cups) all-purpose flour
- 250 ml (1 cup) Beer
- 250 ml (1 cup) sugar
- 5 Apples
- 1 tbsp. cinnamon
- Icing sugar
- Oil for frying
  1. Peel and core the apples; slice them into rounds;
  2. place on parchment paper; sprinkle both sides with sugar and cinnamon and let rest 15 minutes;
  3. combine the flour and beer until smooth;
  4. heat the oil in a deep fryer or deep heavy pot;
  5. dip each apple slice in the batter; drop into the hot oil;
  6. remove when the fritters are nicely browned on each side, about 10 minutes; drain;
  7. place on paper towels; dust with icing sugar before serving.
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