Polish Apple Fritters Recipe - Racuszki z Jablkami

Apple fritters with sour cream ice
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  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Ratings (4)

This recipe for Polish apple fritters, racuszki z jabłkami (rah-TSOO-skee yah-boo-KAH-mee), is adapted from one by chef Marek (Mark) Widomski, founder and director of the Culinary Institute in Cracow, Poland.

Chef Mark likes to dip individual apple slices into the batter and deep-fry them, but I prefer to coarsely grate the apple, incorporate it into the batter, and portion it into a skillet with hot oil.

What You'll Need

  • For the Batter:
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk (or sour milk made by adding about 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar to 1 1/2 cups whole milk and let stand for a few minutes to sour)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 slightly heaping cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • For the Apples:
  • 2 large apples (Granny Smith, peeled, cored and coarsely grated)
  • 1 to 2 cups of vegetable oil (or canola oil, for frying)
  • Garnish: powdered sugar

How to Make It

  1. For the batter: In a blender, mix milk and eggs until creamy. Add the flour, salt and baking powder, and blend into a smooth batter. Let the batter rest 15 minutes.
  2. Transfer the batter to a large bowl and add grated apples, mixing well. Heat enough oil to come halfway up the sides of a large skillet. Portion out batter into skillet and fry until golden brown on both sides. Serve hot dusted with confectioners' sugar.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 185
    Total Fat 8 g
    Saturated Fat 3 g
    Unsaturated Fat 3 g
    Cholesterol 157 mg
    Sodium 459 mg
    Carbohydrates 20 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Protein 9 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)