Chef Shiri – Fried Apple Rings


Kids – See if you have what it takes to become a Junior Chef!

Adult Supervision Required

Utensils Needed:


Mixing bowl

Medium frying pan

Paper towels

Measuring cups and spoons

Oven mitts 


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! 



  1. 1. Pour the cider into a mixing bowl and add the flour and sugar. Whisk until smooth.
  2. Place the dried apple rings in the batter and refrigerate until ready to fry.
  3. When ready to cook, ask an adult to heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium to high heat.
  4. 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.
  5. When golden brown, ask the adult to remove and drain on paper towels.
  6. 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?

A: Granny!

Spice is Nice

Did you know that cinnamon spice is the ground-up, dried bark of the cinnamon tree?


Recipe contributed by  Sharon Lurie. Photo: Michael Smith.