A delicious recipe perfect for fall and apple picking season. These fried apples are just what you need and all of what you want.
I may not be from the south technically speaking. And while I’m a northerner transplanted in the south, the south was in me before I ever touched down in it.
When my hubs and I got together one of the first things he brought home from his grandmother's house for me to try was fried apples.
Grandma is that never outta flour, cast iron skillet, scratch making type. You’d be hard pressed to ever eat anything at Grandma’s that wasn’t totally homemade.
He then tried making them for me one day, and even he said, “they ain’t Grandma’s but here you go…”
Y’all know breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. And when I took on the challenge to learn how to make sweet potato biscuits, I decided to have a go at the fried apples to go with em .
My hubby came home from a weekend spent in Virginia with family raving about his aunties sweet potatoes biscuits. I love his aunt, but I wasn’t just gone let my hubby talk (practically gush) over another woman's cooking, in my kitchen. No, ma’am.
It took a couple tries to get my fried apple recipe just right but I got it. And it’s only right that I share. Cause really everyone should know how to make perfectly fried apples.
I’m a northerner, but I GETS DOWN in my southern kitchen with the best of em.
My hubby loves them made with Granny Smith apples. I love them with red delicious. So for the sake of compromise I typically make them with both. You choose what you like though. They will still be good.
I don't know that there is a thing that these won't taste good paired with. You could just make them and eat them alone, or with ice cream for dessert. Oh the ways to enjoy them!
A Couple Tips Worth Noting About Making Fried Apples
No need to burn candles when you make these. When frying apples your home will smell so good visitors would swear you had a candle burning anyway.
The secret to the recipe is simplicity. It really is the recipe poster child for less is more. Don’t go trying to be all extra. This is a good time to be basic.
I make my fried apples in a cast iron skillet. You can use a regular non-stick skillet as well, but something just tastes better in a cast iron skillet if you have one.
Lastly, don't overcook them. Otherwise, you end up with mushy fried apples. Which I’ll admit still tastes good but probably isn’t what you want. And isn’t as pretty for presentation (that’s the blogger in me).
Here’s how to make the perfect fried apples like a southerner even if you’re not one.
That pretty much covers it folks. You are now officially certified in making southern fried apples.