Beer-Battered Apple Rings

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Beer-Battered Apple Rings

Thin slices of fresh fall apples, coated in a beer batter and fried until golden. I don’t think there’s any better way to enjoy apples than Beer-Battered Apple Rings. Especially when sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Just a few minutes in the oil makes the apples tender and delicious. Served warm they are a treat like no other.

Beer-Battered Apple Rings

Just about anything tastes good when fried and apples are no exception. Coated in beer batter and dusted with cinnamon sugar, ย there is no more perfect fried food for fall.

I used a combination of Gala apples and Granny Smith apples and I liked the taste of the Gala ones better. Which is no surprise because I like them better in general. ย I didn’t peel my apples, but it is probably preferable to do so. If the skin doesn’t soften up enough, it won’t be a easy to bite into as the rest of the apple.

Beer-Battered Apple Rings

You want to make sure the oil is the right temperature and this is easiest done by attaching a candy thermometer to the edge of the pot. I like to do most of my frying in a Dutch oven. Heat the oil to 375 degrees. When you add the apple slices (only do about 4 at a time) the temperature will drop some which is OK. Just try not to let it go below 350.

Beer-Battered Apple Rings

Beer-Battered Apple Rings are best eaten immediately while still warm. I think the more sugar they’re sprinkled with, the better. They would also be great dipped in some caramel sauce.

Beer-Battered Apple Rings

Beer-Battered Apple Rings
 
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup light beer
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Vegetable oil
  • 4 apples, I used Granny Smith and Gala (It's probably best to peel the apples, but I didn't peel mine)
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk egg white until foamy. Whisk in beer, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Pour about 2 inches of Vegetable oil into a Dutch oven or deep cast iron skillet or pot. Heat to 375 degrees.
  3. While oil is heating, cut apples into slices about ¼ to ½-inch thick, starting at bottom of apple and working your way to stem end. Use an apple corer or a knife to remove the core part of each slice. Pat apple slices dry with paper towel and place in batter.
  4. Coat slices well in batter and fry about 4 apple rings at a time, cooking 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate. Immediately after removing from oil, sprinkle with just a touch of salt.
  5. Combine powdered sugar and cinnamon and sift over apple rings before serving. Best served immediately.

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16 thoughts on “Beer-Battered Apple Rings

  1. I think I may have fallen in love with food. <3 Specifically with these apple rings. I can't stop staring at them and their perfectly fried exteriors! I'm pinning this to make as soon as I pick up apples from the farmers' market! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. I really don’t think there is a better way to enjoy apples!! I’m a big sucker for fried dough covered with cinnamon and sugar and the addition of the apple sounds amazing! I will definitely be dipping these in caramel sauce ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Wow, fried apples? I’ve never tried fried before but you’re so right – who could resist beer battered and fried anything? That sounds incredible! Love the powdered sugar coating too!

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