No this story does not end with a fried sweater. That would be gross. And, um… really weird.
I decided to make friend apple rings. Simple, crunchy and delicious. I think these are a perfect little lunch dessert, or a great afternoon snack. It’s kind of like an apple donut but with more apple and less bread. Not that these are health food, they is not. They is just wonderful.
Needed: sour apples (like Granny Smith), panko bread crumbs (or other plain flavored bread crumbs), 1/2 cup sugar, 2-3 teaspoons cinnamon, 1-2 eggs, 1/4 cup flour and (pure) maple syrup for serving.
Peel, core and slice your apples into thick rings. I usually soak my cut apple pieces in water while I prepare everything else, as this helps them not to turn brown as quickly. (oxidation or something…. what am I, a scientist?)
In a large pot or dutch oven heat 2-3 inches of (vegetable or other plain flavored) oil over medium low heat.
Now you are going to need two shallow plates and one shallow bowl. In one plate place the flour. In the bowl whisk one or two eggs. And in the last plate mix together the bread crumbs, sugar and cinnamon.
Dip a dried apple slice in the flour, then the egg, then in the bread crumbs then fry in the hot oil. Using tongs flip the apple slice over 1-2 minutes so it can cook on each side. When it’s done (brown and crispy) remove from oil and place on a plate with paper towels. Once you get the hang of it you can fry a few rings at once.
Serve warm with a little more cinnamon sprinkled over and maple syrup for dipping. If you’re a dipper. I am.