Fried apples are often considered a delicacy of the southern United States, but many people know about these delicacies. You can make fried apples quickly and they are great as a breakfast side dish or with savory meats like ham. They go the same way with various pork dishes, such as pork chops. Another popular way to serve fried apples is for dessert, where they can be served with a scoop over vanilla ice cream for a fabulously fresh and sweet apple sundae.
Many people like to top their fried apples with a bit of ground cinnamon.
You will find many recipes for fried apples. Some people almost fry them, but it usually doesn’t take much cooking oil to make them tasty. The simplest recipes simply cook the apples in a little oil or butter until you can easily pierce them with a fork. You can add a little sugar while the apples are cooking and many people add cinnamon.
Many people like to fry sour Granny Smith apples.
Generally, you should peel the apples and cut them into even slices, and you’ll probably want to plan on about one apple per person, although this can vary depending on the size of apples you use. In fact, you can use any apple for frying, but it’s generally best to choose ones that are a bit more tart and firmer. Certain apple varieties you might consider include Pippins, Rhode Island Greenings, Granny Smiths, Braeburns, and Winesaps. Any apple you use in a pie, including Gravenstein, can make a great fried apple.
If you really want to make some special fried apples, you can combine some brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon and add to the apples at the last minute of cooking. This will create a caramel-like sauce that will make this dish even more tempting. Another way to do this is to peel and core the apples and cut them into slices. These can be attractively stacked on top of a plate of ham or ice cream, depending on preference.
One dish that is a great study in contrast is fried apples and onions. While it may seem strange if you’ve never tried it, sauteed white or yellow onions with apples are tasty and make a great side dish. As the onions caramelize, they become sweet, but their zest is still noticeable, especially when you put a piece of apple and onion together. You can also take fried onions and apples and put them in a small boiled pumpkin, cut in half, for a great vegetarian dish.