Apple Fritters


1 cup whole milk, warmed slightly
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs separated (whites and yolks slightly beaten in separate bowls)
1 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sour apples (washed, peeled, cored, and chopped)
Maple syrup

Add enough good lard to a Dutch oven to equal 3-inches deep. Heat the lard to 370 degrees F. In the meantime, heat the milk in a small saucepan until it is lukewarm. Prepare a large bowl with the beaten egg yolks and sugar creamed together. Add the warm milk.

Whisk the flour, salt and baking powder together in a medium bowl. Slowly add this to the milk mixture. Next, add the beaten egg whites. Fold in the chopped apples until they are incorporated.

Drop by a large spoonful into the deep hot lard. Don't add too many fritters to the hot lard or it will cool down and might boil over the top.

After the fritters float to the top and are golden brown on one side, flip them over carefully with a fork. When the fritters are golden brown on both sides, remove them with a slotted spoon. Place on a cloth napkin to drain. Serve warm with maple syrup.

This recipe is from History Lover's Cookbook.

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