1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
1 cup finely chopped, unpeeled, cored apples
(Cortland – good choice)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sifted flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
Sifted confectioners’ sugar
Combine first eight ingredients. Sift flour and baking powder together. Fold this into the first mixture, stirring JUST until flour is moistened.
Drop by rounded TEASPOONS (make small) into deep hot fat (350º F.). when fritters rise to surface, turn and fry until a deep golden brown. Takes about 3 minutes.
Drain thoroughly on paper towels and then roll in sifted confectioner’s sugar. Serve hot.
Fritters can be frozen for later use. Reheat in microwave immediately before serving.
“This recipe came from my wife’s mother many years ago. It is the #1 request at our house by myself and children.”
Bayfield Apple Company
Bayfield Apple Company is a family farm orchard located on a microclimate area in the northern-most section of Wisconsin. This 1 x 4-mile plateau area is 600 feet above Lake Superior overlooking the Apostle Islands in the Town of Bayfield. The islands act as huge breakwaters to calm the rolling waters of Lake Superior so the surface water can warm in the summer. Prevailing westerly winds are inverted from these waters over the plateau, resulting in a controlled climate with a longer growing season.
This microclimate was “discovered” in 1900, and by 1912 had the largest apple production in Wisconsin. Production declined after WW1 as other more populated areas began producing. Their apple production now is but a fraction of what it once was, however, Bayfield can still boast of having the largest Apple Festival in the state. The festival attracts more than 30,000 people to this snug little harbor town, so small there is not even one stop light in the whole county! Their apple production may be down from former times, but their level of fun is still at an all-time high.