Apple Fritters

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 cup milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 cups diced cooking apple
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Vegetable oil
Sifted powdered sugar

Combine first 4 ingredients; make a well in center of mixture.

Combine egg, milk, and butter, stirring well; stir in orange rind and next 3
ingredients. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are

Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a large Dutch oven; heat to 350°.

Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls into hot oil; fry fritters in batches
1 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Drain fritters well on paper towels, and cool slightly.

Sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar.

Makes 3 dozen

Southern Living JUNE 1997

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