Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fried Apples

Sometimes we over think our food. Fried apples are perfect in their simplicity. This two ingredient  side dish also doubles for breakfast.

Start with good apples. Not the shriveled up ones in the bottom drawer of your refrigerator.
Well... would you look at that? What is going on at that orchard? Hmm an interesting specimen. Your apples don't need to have such a charming face but, fresh crisp apples will do fine.

You can't get there from here if you don't use real butter.
 The apples will fry in margarine or non stick pan spray. It's a sin though. Use butter.

Nooo, not the whole stick. Just a pat. I used about a tablespoon and a half to fry three fat apples tonight.

Swirl and swirl until the butter develops a slightly brown color. I mean slightly brown!
With your heat on medium, add the freshly peeled and sliced (to your liking) apples to the pan.
Tonight, I went all fancy schmancy and cored the apples and sliced into rounds about 1/4" thick. You can slice, dice, or cube the apples. Nice thick pieces, otherwise the apple will become squishy and lose their texture. As you can see, a few of mine were a little too thin and limp. Flavor was still outstanding.
Turn the apples over, stay with them until the color develops. We aren't going for perfection here. Remember...don't over think it. It's just fried apples.

Pork chops stuffed with blue cheese just cry out to have fried apples on the plate beside them.

We enjoyed fried apples, baked beans, smoked sausage and biscuits for our dinner. Oh, and cottage cheese. From the dairy in the country. It's Ohio we love our dairy!

Leftover apples and a biscuit will be perfect with my morning coffee! It's cold here now. Morning coffee takes on a whole new life. It's dark and cold in the morning. Time to start crocheting something warm.

1 comment:

  1. Mr. ETB's mother is Pennsylvania Dutch, so I found out quickly when we married that fried apples aren't only for breakfast!

    Why is cottage cheese so maligned anyway? Everyone over 40 grew up eating it, but now if you mention cottage cheese as something to eat alone (not an ingredient in something) you get the oddest look. I don't know about you, but I'd much rather a bowl of cottage cheese than a gloppy container of yoghurt.