I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Just Frittering My Life Away......

I love Bisquick; it makes life in the kitchen so much easier. I have been making Fritters since my early teens; I started making them with apples. Over the years I have used a variety of fruits such as cherries, peaches and bananas. Vegetable Fritters can be a wonderful addition to any meal we regularly enjoy corn, artichoke, zucchini and spinach.
For a truly delicious appetizer try making clam Fritters, you can dip them in tartar sauce or cocktail sauce. They are easy to make just follow the recipe below, minus the apples of course and substitute 2 cans of drained chopped clams, that’s it. If you want to get fancy and make the clam Fritters casino style just add a little crumbled crisp bacon and finely chopped bell pepper. When they come out of the fryer a squeeze of fresh lemon makes them taste like the real deal.

Apple Fritters

2 cups Bisquick
2/3 cup milk
1 egg
2 cups of apples any variety , chopped (or use 2 cups of any ingredient to create the Fritter of your choosing)
Oil for frying

Powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar to sprinkle on apple fritters (also great dipped in maple syrup or honey)

Mix Bisquick, milk and egg until well blended. Stir in apples. Drop by small teaspoonfuls into about 2 to 3 inches of deep hot oil (360-375 degrees). Turn and fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot with sugars, syrups or honey.
Makes roughly 2 dozen


sognatrice said...

I *love* apple fritters. Unfortunately there's no Bisquick here, but with some creative combining of flour and baking powder and I'm there with you :)

Julie said...

Sognatrice, there is no need to use Bisquick, I've made fritters plenty of times just using flour and baking powder. I think Bisquick has just become an easy convenient baking staple.

Edward said...

Awesome! We just made these with bananas instead of apples and it was fantastic. Thanks for posting the recipe!

Julie said...

Thanks Edward I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed them.