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Fried Apple Rings

Yields6 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins

What is not to love about onion rings? Fried, salty and the perfect vehicle for a variety of condiments. Every time I am enjoying onion rings, I think to myself, what other wonders would be great in this format? Apples are always my first thought. So here you go, fried apple rings for your enjoyment. Perfect for your next football gathering or just because!

This recipe originally appeared on KQED's Bay Area Bites.

Fried Apple Rings Full 3

 1 egg
 1 cup buttermilk
 1 cup all-purpose flour
 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
 ¼ teaspoon salt
 4 large Granny Smith apples
 Vegetable oil
 Sea salt

Combine 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder and salt. Set aside.

Making Batter 1


Whisk 1 egg and then whisk in 1 cup of buttermilk.


Slice 4 large Granny Smith apples into 1/4 inch thick slices using varying sized biscuit cutters to make "rings" out of the slices, discarding smallest circle containing core.

Sliced Apples 1


Apple Rings 1


Heat oil to 375 degrees F. (Caution: Do not let the oil get too hot or your rings will burn quickly. If rings are cooking too quickly, lower the heat of the oil a bit.) Combine the liquid and dry ingredients while the oil heats up.


Dip apple rings into batter, removing any excess. A little is okay, it gives them a nice swirly look. Cook in oil in small batches, turning frequently to monitor browning.

Drying Fried Apple Rings 1


When the rings are golden brown, remove to a wire rack and sprinkle with sea salt.


Fried Apple Rings Main 1


Fried Apple Rings Full 2

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6