Tuesday, December 2, 2008

National Fritters Day, December 2

What's a fritter? According to Answers.Com, a fritter is a small cake made of batter, often containing fruit, vegetables, or fish, sautéed or deep-fried. [Middle English friture, from Old French, from Late Latin frīctūra, from Latin frīctus, past participle of frīgere, to roast, fry.]

In Pigeon Forge, Tennessee there is a business called The Apple Barn. It consists of a restuarant, a grill, a winery, a gift shop, etc.... They make the BEST Apple Fritters ever! We are going to Pigeon Forge right before Christmas and I intend to have an apple fritter from there. Here is the recipe:

Apple Fritters

1/2 cup milk
1 egg
2 tbl. melted butter
1 tbl. orange peel
1/2 cup chopped apples (with skin on)
1 tes. vanilla
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbl. baking powder
1/2 cup sugar

Blend sugar with all wet ingredients. Fold in orange peel, salt and baking power. Fold in flour, fold in chopped apples. Do not over mix. Drop spoonfuls of batter in 325 degree oil and fry until golden brown.


  1. Susan..the apple fritters at The Apple Barn are so yummy.I had some once again when we were there back in July.I love them with their apple butter.Have a wonderful trip to Pigeon Forge with your family.I know your boys will enjoy all of the Christmas lights.It is such a magical area at Christmas time.

  2. Good gravy, how did I miss this holiday? :) I will be sure to observe it at a later date.

    Have a great trip!


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