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Italian Apple Fritters

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 10


  • Deep Fryer or frying pan
  • small sieve or tea strainer to sprinkle the icing sugar


  • 4 apples, cored, sliced crossways thickly
  • 100 g sugar (caster)
  • 100 ml rum

For the batter

  • 250 g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 250 ml whole milk

For Frying

  • 250 ml vegetable oil, clean
  • Icing sugar


For the apples

  • Prep the apples, leaving on the skins
  • Leave the apple slices to marinate in the rum and sugar

For the batter

  • Mix the flour, sugar and salt in a bowl
  • Add the milk and egg yolks
  • Just before frying, whisk the egg whites till stiff and add to the batter

For the frying

  • Lay the apple slices on a clean tea towel to drain
  • Dip the apple slices into the batter
  • Carefully lower into the hot oil
  • Fry. until golden both sides
  • Lift out and sprinkle with icing sugar
  • Eat immediately