After you’ve cooked Mum a wonderful main course, treat her to some delicious cinnamon apple fries, brought to you by our food writer Libby Kimber.
Recipe and image courtesy of Kanzi Apple Australia | kanziapple.com/au
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- 3-4 medium size Kanzi apples (peeled, cored and sliced into 5mm wedges)
- 1 cup all-purposeplain flour
- 1/4 cup caster sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 cup full cream milk
- 1 medium egg, lightly beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/3 cup caster sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 Tbsp cornflour
- 3 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/2 tsp ground clove
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 Tbsp full fat cream (or coconut cream)
- Pinch sea salt
Pour the vegetable oil (4cm high) into a medium size saucepan with deep sides. Place on medium-high heat and bring it up to frying point (185°C).
In a mixing bowl combine the plain flour, sugar and cinnamon and stir to combine. Then add the milk, lightly beaten egg and the vanilla essence. Using a whisk, whisk until well combined and no lumps appear. Add the apple slices to the batter to coat.
While the oil is heating up, prepare your cinnamon sugar by simply mixing both ingredients together. Set aside on a large plate.
Test if the oil is hot enough by adding in a tiny spoon of batter, it should sizzle and little bubbles should form around the batter edges. If not, allow it to heat up further. Pick up an apple slice and allow any excess batter to drip off before placing it in the oil. Use a slotted spoon to gently turn the apple slice over once the batter coating has developed a light golden brown colour and cook the other side (2-3 minutes each side). Drain off any excess oil and place on paper towel. Repeat the process in batches of 5-6 slices at a time to prevent the slices sticking to each other. Toss the cooked apple fries in the cinnamon sugar to coat all sides.
For the caramel sauce, combine the lemon juice and the cornflour in a small saucepan. Stir until well combined and any lumps are removed. Then stir in the remainder of the ingredients. Allow to simmer on medium heat, stirring constantly until the sauce starts to thicken. Keep stirring to prevent lumps forming. Once the caramel sauce is thickened and the taste of the cornflour has disappeared, take it off the heat. Enjoy your apple fries with a side of the sauce.