Apple Cinnamon Hush Puppies

I made something along the lines of an apple latke, or fritter, but not really. I’m sure you’ve waltzed into your hobby realm, whatever it may be, with your mind set to do one thing but you wind up doing something totally different than what you had in mind. Well, that’s sorta what happened here. I had in mind to make anything other than what you’re reading about, but I’m happy with the result! If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I may mention some ingredients and then conjure something delectable from there. I had apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, yogurt, the usual (flour, baking powder and soda, sugar, eggs, and salt), and some vegetable oil. I didn’t want any muffins, so this is what I came up with. Just in case you’re wondering, these are not like the treats I included in your bag for those of you that ordered from Sift! and received the free apple treats. I received rave reviews on those treats – THANK YOU! That was apple streudel, and I’m glad that you liked them.

In any case, I hope that all of you are well. I love that you show interest in what I make and I thank you for continuing to tune in to my little diary of sorts. Let me know how you like these.  Not gonna bend your ears today, but I’ll certainly be sure to do so later (o:

Let’s get started!

This recipe yields about 14-17 good size hush puppies…

Let’s grate a little apple first – 1/2 lb or 2 medium apples. I used Braeburn and Fuji apples. They sustain their sweet-tart, yet mild flavors throughout the cooking process. Peel, quarter or, and core them or simply use the apple slicer like the one in the photo. Then, grate away. Feel free to use a food processor if you have one. I don’t suggest blending them as you may end up with an applesauce. Later, you will add these to the wet portion of the recipe.

Set the grated apple to the side for now.

Whisk to combine 1 cup all purpose flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp baking soda, 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon, and 1/4 cup light brown sugar in a medium bowl.

You could wait, but if you’re one of those people that prefer to keep things moving, then this would be an excellent time to begin heating the oil you’re going to need momentarily. If you’re not one of those people, then there’s no time like the present to try new things! Go on…Get a large skillet and pour enough vegetable oil to come about 1/3 of the way up the skillet. Heat somewhere between medium and medium high.

Wet portion:  Now, you can use either 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt and 1/2 cup apple cinnamon flavored yogurt. Combine with 1 egg.

Pour this mixture into the flour mixture…

along with your grated apples and fold them together. Don’t mix too much or you’ll end with something slightly softer than a Jawbreaker.

Your oil should still be heating and your mixture should now look like this…

…kinda like porridge. YES, I said porridge! Everyone makes fun of me for saying porridge.  Personally, I like the word (o:

Anyhoo, once the oil is hot, drop (carefully) your dolloped spoonfuls of batter into the oil. Fry them until you see the caramel brown color coming up the side of the hush puppy.

Reduce the heat to medium . Then, flip it over and fry for another 5-8 minutes. We want ample frying time or else you’ll bite into a ball of porridge mush.

Make sure to allow excess oil to drip from the hush puppies as you remove them from the heat. Rest them on a good cushion of paper towels to absorb any excess oil.

I chose to top these babies off with some powdered sugar and cinnamon.

And Voila!

Enjoy!

Remember, the recipe is throughout the text. If you’d like a condensed version, just let me know. Otherwise, until next time. Thank you for stopping by!

 

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