The inspiration for this recipe comes from Jacques Pepin.
Growing up, I absolutely loved Julia Child. The French Chef was an amazing show, and Julia was incredibly full of life. I didn’t know until later that she and Jacques were such good friends, which of course, would make complete sense as they were both instrumental in teaching America (and the world at large) about French cooking.
Apples are my favorite fruit. I know that they are really a “fall” dessert fruit, but I can and will eat them at any time of the year, without question. One of the things that we often give up when we are gluten free is most fried food. It either cannot be made gluten free or it is made in a fryer where they are also frying gluten containing ingredients. Well, when I came across the recipe for apple fritters in Mr. Pepin’s book I decided that I was going to try it anyway, with a few changes. They turned out amazing. Cover them with icing sugar or if you really want to send these through the roof, eat them with some butter pecan ice cream.
- 1 cup gf flour- I used cup4cup
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup ice cold water
- icing sugar
- 1 cup corn oil - for frying
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 3-5 Apples
- Step 1 Whisk together the flour, egg, and 1/3 of the water until the batter is thick and smooth.
- Step 2 Once the batter begins to look like batter, add the rest of the water and whisk until it is once again smooth and thick.
- Step 3 Core your apples and then slice.
- Step 4 Heat up your oil on a medium low setting and once the oil is ready, place your slices in.
- Step 5 Allow the slices to cook until they are golden (approx 2-3 minutes per side depending on how hot your oil is).
- Step 6 Serve immediately.