It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s been around this blog for a few years, that I love doughnuts. But more than just doughnuts, I have a special place in my heart (and stomach) for apple fritters. It could be that my mom used to make us fritters on very rare and very special occasions when I was little, cooking them in a shallow fry in the cast iron skillet in the early morning. The scent of apples or peaches and hot oil filling the air, and the inevitable catastrophic mess that ensued after covering the finished little dumplings in icing sugar.
Or it could have been another time in my life, later on, when I lived more at friends houses than my own. Those lazy afternoons in my late teens, the air filled with smoke and the relaxing sounds of Sublime, Mos Def and Blackalicious seared memories into my brain that will always live on. My best friend worked the night shift at the iconic Canadian coffee hole, Tim Horton’s. In the mornings, on her early visits before we woke, she would often leave us left over doughnuts for us to start our day on. If anyone touched those fritters or the sour cream cake doughnut though…well, they paid a price.
So I come by my love of these fried little balls (or rings) of dough naturally. It’s pretty much hard part of my DNA. Like, I’m one with the doughnuts maaaaaaaaaaaaaan…..
But let’s talk about this sweet deep fryer first. This bad boy came to me courtesy of Moulinex who are doing a pretty awesome meal planning challenge that they have dubbed the Get Cooking Challenge. The whole point of the challenge is to get Canadians cooking again while at the same time, saving money and eating fabulous meals. If you sign up for the challenge in the above link, you’ll get weekly meal plans designed by a registered dietician and food expert, custom grocery lists so no food is wasted (you’ll be reusing leftovers) as well as weekly chances to WIN Moulinex Kitchen Appliances. Yay! I know how much you guys love winning things…
So, while deep frying isn’t the healthiest option, it can be if you do it properly and not too often. I choose to use my deep fryer for special occasions and when unquenchable cravings for doughnuts hit.
But seriously…what are you waiting for? Go make Apple Fritter Doughnuts!
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