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Fried Apples-known as Frittele Di Mele are one of my favorite treats during this Holiday… Some make them in the form of a doughnut. I prefer the rustic ones that my grandmother used to make here….
Frittelle Di Mele (Fried Apples)
Excerpted from the Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winning Book The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays & Special Occasions-2nd edition)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons of grappa
2 medium apples-peeled, cored and chopped into small cube size pieces
Juice of one orang2
3/4 cup raisins, soaked in 1 cup warm milk (to soften)
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
grated peel of 1 lemon or 1 orange
Peanut or sunflower seed oil for frying
Bathe raisins in warm milk, prepare apples and set aside. In bowl place eggs,vanilla, sugar, pinch of salt, orange juice, orange peel, grappa, blend together with wire whisk. Add in flour sifted with baking powder a little at a time. Blend together till smooth mix is formed, add in apples and soaked raisins (drained). Blend all together well. Heat oil in deep pan., Drop dough in small balls into hot oil, When golden brown, remove with slotted spoon, place on paper towel and let towel absorb excess oil before sprinkling with powdered sugar and serve.
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