Kids – See if you have what it takes to become a Junior Chef!
Adult Supervision Required
Medium frying pan
Measuring cups and spoons
12 ounces apple cider
1½ cups Self-Rising flour
2 tablespoons sugar
4 ounces dried apple rings
Vegetable oil, for frying
1 tablespoon cinnamon mixed with 1 cup sugar
Makes About 20 Apple Rings!
Let’s Get Started!
Caution: ADULT ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED
- 1. Pour the cider into a mixing bowl and add the flour and sugar. Whisk until smooth.
- Place the dried apple rings in the batter and refrigerate until ready to fry.
- When ready to cook, ask an adult to heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium to high heat.
- Ask the adult to remove the apple rings from the batter, ensuring they are well coated and start frying the rings – not too many at once, otherwise they start to stick to one another and fry too quickly. Don’t let the oil get too hot – otherwise they will burn.
- When golden brown, ask the adult to remove and drain on paper towels.
- Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar and serve.
** If you find the batter isn’t retaining its crispness, place the apple rings into a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5–6 minutes and they will crisp up.
A Dash of Humor
Q: Who is an apple’s favorite relative?
Spice is Nice
Did you know that cinnamon spice is the ground-up, dried bark of the cinnamon tree?
FRIED APPLE RINGS
Recipe contributed by Sharon Lurie. Photo: Michael Smith.