Apple Pie Fry

 Ok, now that I have this fabulous new Canon Rebel EOS t2i camera, I have been absolutely OCD about pictures. Lets take pictures of the chair, that cup over there, ohh look outside…a bird…I need to take a picture of that too. “Jared, I like the way your head looks at that angle. Stop right there, let me get my camera.” Yeah, it’s kind of a problem. But, look at those apples. Doesn’t that picture just make you want to eat those stinkin’ apples! I want one of those apples.

Anyway, getting over the apples…I found this amaaazing recipe for apple latkes, that of course I tweaked and cheaked. I feel like if it has the name latke in it…it’s probably got some game. Naturally, I had to try. I mean, Jared was hungry. Do you people think that i would just starve him to death? No, not I.

 Oh, but don’t worry, I still put him to work. Luckily I snapped this picture right before he cut off his left ring finger. It was kind of a bloody mess, but we just washed the apple off and kept going. His finger unfortunately didn’t make it back on. Ok…not really. No blood, but by witnessing his cutting skills (or lack thereof) , a severe injury would not have surprised me one bit.

 Next, I had him shred them too. He did keep all of his fingers in tact during this job…I think…I hope.

 Once all of the batter ingredients are combined, you need to use a big cookie dough or ice cream scooper and scoop them into some hotty-hot oil.

 Let them sizzle a bit, until golden brown, then flip them so they can cook on the other side. It’s a bit tricky to turn them…so you might want to use a spatula and a fork.

Fried and golden brown. Canola oil, people! It’s like…healthy…kind of…not really. No, not at all. They are oohhh so good though. So entirely worth ruining that run I took today. Actually tomorrow, instead of a run, I should just make these. The calories that I will burn from shredding the apples will practically equal what I would have burned on the run. Oh, how I love how I think.


Here, I must take a short break for an announcement. My dear mother, Rebecca Elsasser, has a problem. That problem can be identified as, “stealing Lauren’s phone when she’s not looking, playing Bubble Breaker, breaking Lauren’s high score, and then feeling super proud of herself.” It’s a large problem. The whole apple pie fritter making experience was something that my mother doesn’t remember very well. She was memorized not by the smell of the most amazing fritters in the world, but by technology. I told her she has a problem, but she’s in denial stage. I’m sensing an intervention.

So this. This is exactly the way in which something as delicious as this should be served: piping hot with a soft scoop of vanilla ice cream and powdered sugar. How could this get any better. Oh wait!

A dash of cinnamon throws it over the top. Welcome to Apple Pie Heaven.

Apple Pie Fritters

Items Needed:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 small cup of Yoplait Thick and Creamy Vanilla Yogurt (6 ounce container)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 gala apples (enough to make 1 cup of grated apples)
  • Canola oil (for frying)
  • Confectioner’s sugar
  • Vanilla ice cream


  1. Beat the egg with the yogurt, set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and sugar in a medium bowl.
  2. Peel, core, and grate the apples.
  3. Pour the yogurt mix into the flour mix, and combine the apples.
  4. In a skillet, put enough canola oil to coat the pan and come up the sides about 1/2 inch, heat on medium.
  5. Drop batter by using a large cookie scoop. Press down slightly on the fritters.
  6. Fry until golden brown on one side, this really will not take very long…so keep an eye on them. It should take less than a minute. Flip,using two spatulas to scrape them off and cook them on the other side. Be careful not to burn them. (I’ve done it…let me be your example)
  7. Remove to a paper-towel lines plate. Once excess oil has dripped off, serve with cinnamon, powdered sugar, and vanilla ice cream. For some reason, I’m not sure why I gained several pounds that next day. Maybe it was the 36 bites of Jared’s multiple fritters. Yeah…I guess they are ok ;)