Making Apple Fritters

“Make a batter, not very stiff with 1 qt. milk, 3 eggs and flour to bring it to right consistency.  Pare and core a dozen large apples and chop them to size of peas. Mix well with batter. Fry in lard. Trim with powdered white sugar.”

Bessie M. Kerr Scrapbook (Duke Mss. Department), 1878 – 1979 (Bessie M. Kerr lived at Shallow Ford, Yadkin County)

Time: 20 – 25 minutes. (Longer if you are doing this with a large number of children)
  • eggs
  • milk
  • flour
  • apples
  • lard or Crisco
  • powdered sugar 
  • mixing bowl
  • frying pan
  • spatula
  • paper plates
  • paper towels

Combine milk and eggs. Whisk. Add in flour slowly. Stir in chopped apples. Mix batter well. Drop dollops into hot lard or Crisco. Upon removal, place on a paper towel on a paper plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar.