Ingredients

  • 1 qt. vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • 1 and ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup coarse cornmeal
  • ½ cup plus 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 and ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • 6 slices Bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 and ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into small dice

Details

Meal Course:

Lunch

Preparation

  1. Heat vegetable oil in heavy pot or Dutch oven over medium to medium-low heat until deep-fry thermometer inserted in oil registers 340°F.
  2. In mixing bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, granulated sugar, baking powder, cooked crumbled bacon, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In separate bowl, beat eggs, and then add milk, melted butter and vanilla.
  4. Gently fold dry and wet ingredients together until just combined (do not overmix).
  5. Fold in apples, adding enough to make a very chunky batter.
  6. Drop heaping tablespoons of batter into hot oil, 6 to 8 at a time.
  7. Fry until golden brown, 4 to 6 minutes.
  8. Remove and drain on paper towels. Cover generously with powdered sugar and maple syrup.