Apples are the quintessential fall food. When you think of fall, you think of wandering down aisles of apple trees dressed in a cute sweater and boots. You think of picking so many apples that you have to use to make pounds of apple sauce and then freeze it because you could never eat it all.
Apples are also a symbolic food for the holiday of Rosh HaShana, the Jewish new year. We eat them with honey to symbolize a sweet new year, a year where we are sealed in the Book of Life.
I hope you enjoy these fritters whether you are eating them in October after apple picking with the family or eating them at the Rosh HaShana dinner table to celebrate a sweet new year!
3 Tablespoons sugar
¼ Cup butter, melted
½ Cup buttermilk
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Cups flour
1 Teaspoon baking soda
1 Teaspoon baking powder
3 Granny Smith apples, cut into 1 inch cubes
Vegetable oil for frying
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, sugar, vanilla extract, and butter.
Stir in the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add inthe apple chunks. Let the batter sit for 15 minutes.
While the batter is sitting, heat about 1-2 inches of vegetable oil in a deep pot or dutch oven. The oil should reach 350 degrees before you begin frying.
Using a tablespoon, drop 5 fritters into the oil at one time. Once brown on one side, flip and continue to cook until golden brown.
Remove from oil and place in a wire rack to drain excess oil. Roll the fritters in cinnamon sugar.