A light beer batter makes these fritters delightfully crunchy, and pre-cooking the apples ensures that they are tender to the core and don’t give off excess liquid while frying.
Poached Apple Fritters
Peel, core and cut the apples into bite sized pieces. Put them in a pot, cover with cider and bring to a simmer. Allow to cook for 10 minutes. Remove from cider with a slotted spoon and let cool.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/8 cup lager, or other light beer
Combine batter ingredients in a bowl. Cover and allow to rest in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
Canola or vegetable oil
In a deep pot, bring several inches of oil to approx 375F.
Dredge apple pieces in a light coating of flour, then dip each piece in batter and fry until it reaches a deep golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
Serve while hot.