Fried Apple Rings, An American Classic

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What is not to love about onion rings? Fried, salty and the perfect vehicle for a variety of condiments. Every time I partake I think about what other wonders would be great in this format. Apples are always my first thought. So here you go, fried apple rings for your enjoyment. Perfect for your next football gathering or just because!

Fried Apple Rings

Recipe: Fried Apple Rings

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large Granny Smith apples
  • Canola oil for frying
  • Sea salt for finishing

1. Combine all dry ingredients--flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

Fried Apple Batter


2. Whisk the one egg and then whisk in the buttermilk.

3. Slice apples into 1/4 inch thick slices using varying sized biscuit cutters to make “rings” out of the slices, discarding smallest circle containing core.


Apple Rings

4. Heat oil to 375°F. (Caution: Don’t let oil get too hot -- your rings will burn quickly. If rings are cooking too quickly, lower the heat of the oil a bit.) Combine the liquid and dry ingredients while the oil heats up.

5. Dip apple rings into batter, removing any excess. A little is okay, it gives them a nice swirly look. Cook in oil in small batches, turning frequently to monitor browning.

Fried Apple Rings

6. When the rings are golden brown, remove to a wire rack and sprinkle with sea salt.


Fried Apple Rings