2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. salt
¼ cup milk
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
2-3 cups peeled, cored and chopped Granny Smith or Gravenstein apples (firm pie apples!)
Vegetable oil for deep-frying (approx. 4-5 cups- enough to come halfway up sides of pan or skillet)
1¼ cups powdered sugar
¼ tsp. vanilla
3-4 tsp. warm water (thin enough to make the glaze “paintable”)
In a large bowl (or the bowl to a stand mixer), cream the sugar and eggs for 1-2 minutes with a mixer.
To this, add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and milk. Mix these ingredients well.
In a separate bowl, mix the chopped apples with the lemon juice. Using a spoon, add the apple mixture to the batter and stir well, to combine.
Heat vegetable oil to 375 degrees (use a deep-fry thermometer or use an electric skillet with a temperature control). It is very important to make sure the temperature is hot enough to fry the fritters correctly.