Fried Apples – Beer Battered Apple Slices

Fried Apples Recipe

Did you check out this weeks Chili Lime Kale Chips recipe? How about the Kale Pesto Pasta recipe? If you did, then we won’t feel too badly for sharing these beer battered apple rings with you. A healthy recipe will even out a not-so-healthy recipe, right?

We shared this recipe a while ago in the Fall issue of maché magazine. if you’re up to frying something, these are really quite easy. We’re not usually too big on frying at home, it often seems like a too much fuss, but these really surprised us. Want to know the best part? They are quick to make and work perfectly as an appetizer or side when sprinkled with salt and act as a dessert when sprinkled with powdered sugar. Adam’s favorite way to enjoy them was savory with the salt and a quick dip into ketchup, but me – I went the sweet route. Think of a warm apple doughnut, it was lovely.

Fried Apples Recipe

One note, when you fry at home, make sure you are paying attention, use a thermometer and always, always, always keep the lid of the pot you are using near by. That lid could smother an oil fire if it was needed. (A fire extinguisher in the kitchen isn’t a bad idea, either).

Fried Apples Recipe
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Fried apple slices can be served savory with a sprinkle of salt or sweet with a dusting of powdered sugar. When you deep fry at home, make sure you are actively engaged and use a thermometer to regulate the oil temperature.
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You Will Need
  • 4-5 cups vegetable oil, or other high smoke-point oil such as canola oil or peanut oil
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup dark white beer, slightly flat
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 Granny Smith or other baking apple, peeled and cored
  • course sea salt or powdered sugar (depending on how you plan to serve the apples, sweet or savory)
  1. Pour oil into a large saucepan (5-6 quart size) to reach a depth of 2-inches. Heat the oil over medium heat until it reaches 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the egg white until frothy then gently stir in the beer, flour, salt, cinnamon and cayenne pepper until smooth.
  3. Slice the apples into ¼-inch rings then pat dry. Working in batches, add the apple slices into the batter, then remove them one by one, allowing any excess batter to drip off and carefully place into the oil. Fry for about 1 minute on each side until golden. Remove the fried apples from the oil with a slotted spoon and transfer to paper towels. Immediately sprinkle each slice with a pinch of course salt or if serving as a dessert, with powdered sugar.

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10 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Mama's Gotta Bake January 24, 2012, 7:05 pm

    These look incredibly good! Can’t wait to give them a try. Love your website!

  • Katie January 18, 2012, 9:10 am

    Oh these look and sound amazing! Yes Please!

  • Beth Michelle January 13, 2012, 12:16 pm

    Beer battered apple rings?! Um yes please!

  • JavelinWarrior January 13, 2012, 9:15 am

    These apples are amazing and I’ve been inspired to feature them in my Friday Food Fetish roundup. And I’ll be sharing on Pinterest. Please let me know if you have any objections and KEEP IT COMING!

  • Lori @ RecipeGirl January 12, 2012, 7:44 pm

    Um, this is kinda genius! Love the idea.

  • Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche January 12, 2012, 5:37 pm

    Usually I can take or leave apples, but when they’re covered in beer batter I think I’d rather take them!


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