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Funnel Cake Apple Fries

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Funnel Cake Apple Fries, fresh apple slices are dipped in funnel cake batter and fried to golden brown.

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Apple fries? YES! Dipping sliced apples into funnel cake batter turns into apple fries, my friends! I love putting fun twists on recipes and coming up with something new! And today I get to share with you one of those fun twists.

Ever since I grabbed a big bag of Opal Apples at my local grocery store, I couldn’t wait to get cooking with them! Of course, they are perfectly delicious on their own but, I always like to jazz things up.

Funnel Cake Apple Fries, fresh apple slices are dipped in funnel cake batter and fried to golden brown. from ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

Opal Apples are somewhat new to me. I just heard about “the apple that doesn’t brown” and I had to check them out for myself! I have to say, I am totally impressed with this apple variety. It is naturally non-browning, non-GMO certified, crunchy and sweet! Also, perfect for cooking!

Funnel Cake Apple Fries, fresh apple slices are dipped in funnel cake batter and fried to golden brown. from ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

 This recipe for Funnel Cake Apple Fries is inspired by an older recipe of mine, Caramel Apple Funnel Cakes. I have to say, these just might be even easier to make! If that’s even possible. 😉

Served with powdered sugar garnish and caramel sauce for dipping, these would be an incredible after school snack!

Funnel Cake Apple Fries, fresh apple slices are dipped in funnel cake batter and fried to golden brown. from ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

Opal Apples are also a wonderful option for school lunch. You can slice them up in the morning and they are still nice and fresh at lunch time. No more brown apple slices!

Funnel Cake Apple Fries, fresh apple slices are dipped in funnel cake batter and fried to golden brown. from ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

Funnel Cake Apple Fries
 
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Serves: 6-8 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 Opal Apples
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • powdered sugar for garnish (optional)
  • caramel sauce for dipping (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place eggs in a large bowl and whisk together with the sugar, milk, and vanilla until thoroughly combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and flour. Add the dry mixture to the wet a little at a time until fully mixed in.
  2. Peel the apples cut them into fourths and remove the stem and seeds. Slice into three even slices. Toss with the cornstarch.
  3. In a large skillet with deep sides, add enough oil to about ½ inch up the side of the pan. Heat over medium heat. Oil is ready when a tiny drop of batter placed into the oil will sink and immediately rise with bubbles all around.
  4. Dip apple slices one by one into the batter, allowing excess to drip off. Carefully place into the oil and let fry, turning occasionally until golden brown on all sides. Let drain on a paper towel-lined sheet just to get off the excess oil. Place apple fries on a wired rack over a sheet try while frying the remaining apples.
  5. Top with powdered sugar and serve with caramel sauce for dipping, optional.

 

Funnel Cake Apple Fries, fresh apple slices are dipped in funnel cake batter and fried to golden brown. from ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

Powdered sugar and caramel sauce is optional… but I mean, come on!

Funnel Cake Apple Fries, fresh apple slices are dipped in funnel cake batter and fried to golden brown. from ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

Have you tried Opal Apples yet? If you haven’t then it’s your lucky day!

Leave me a comment below telling me what your favorite way to eat apples is and you will have the chance to win a sample box of Opal Apples along with a fun Opal bento lunch box! Good luck, the winner chosen at random and will be announced on March 15th, 2017. Make sure to leave your email below while commenting you favorite apple dish!

Funnel Cake Apple Fries, fresh apple slices are dipped in funnel cake batter and fried to golden brown. from ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

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5 Wonderful Comments

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      February 21, 2017

      Yes! That is my favorite apple snack too!

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    February 21, 2017

    These sound (and look) absolutely delicious! I have an apple sitting in front of me on my desk. Most days I eat them as-is but sometimes I dip them in some natural peanut butter =)

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    February 21, 2017

    First of all, YUM!!! This sounds amazing! I love eating apples with caramel, but my favorite way to eat them was the discontinued Applebee’s Apple Chimicheesecake. THE BEST!

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    Katie says:
    February 21, 2017

    I think this might be my favorite way to eat apples. Haha!!

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