Who doesn’t like fried food? Whether served as a dessert or as a French toast alternative for breakfast, these beer-battered cinnamon apple rings are sure to make your mouth water. Enjoy them warm and sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon. Or, for an extra-special treat, serve drizzled with caramel sauce, topped with whipped cream or pastry cream, or alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Any kind of apple will work well in this recipe, though make sure to choose ones that are firm and crisp. Granny Smith, Gala, Jonathan Gold, and Roma all are excellent options. Whether or not you peel them is up to you, but note that if the skin doesn’t soften enough while frying, it may be a little chewy.
The type of beer to use also depends on preference. Most beer-battered apple ring recipes call for wheat beer or another light variety, though a good, dark, stout beer can also work well. Feel free to experiment and come up with your own favorite combination of apple and beer varieties!
Attach a candy thermometer to the side of your pot or pan to easily tell when the oil reaches the proper temperature and to ensure that it doesn’t cool off too much as you fry the apple rings. It is also important to select a heavy pan or pot with high sides to prevent the oil from splattering. A deep cast iron skillet or Dutch oven is ideal.
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