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Recipe For Apple Fries Covered In Spiced Cinnamon Sugar

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For an indulgent treat, try these tasty Kanzi Apple Fries tossed in spiced cinnamon sugar. 

Prep / cook time: 30-35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 medium size Kanzi apples (peeled, cored and sliced into 5mm wedges)
  • ¼ cup caster sugar 
  • 1 cup all-purpose plain flour
  • ¾ cup full cream milk
  • 1 medium egg lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Cinnamon sugar:

recipe for apple fries
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Caramel sauce:

  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • ½ tsp ground clove
  • Juice of ½  lemon 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp corn flour
  • 3 tbsp full fat cream (or coconut cream)
  • pinch sea salt

Method:

  • Pour the vegetable oil (4cm high) into a medium-size saucepan with deep sides. Place on medium-high heat and bring it up to frying point (185C).
  • In a mixing bowl combine the plain flour, sugar and cinnamon and stir to combine. Then add the milk, lightly beaten egg and the vanilla essence. Using a whisk, whisk until well combined and no lumps appear.
  • Add the Kanzi apple slices to the batter to coat.
  • While the oil is heating up, prepare your cinnamon sugar by simply mixing both ingredients together. Set aside on a large plate. 
  • Test if the oil is hot enough by adding in a tiny spoon of batter, it should sizzle and little bubbles should form around the batter edges. If not, allow it to heat up further.
  • Pick up a Kanzi apple slice and allow any excess batter to drip off before placing it in the oil. Use a slotted spoon to gently turn the apple slice over once the batter coating has developed a light golden brown colour and cook the other side (2-3 minutes each side). Drain off any excess oil and place on paper towel. Repeat the process in batches of 5-6 slices at a time to prevent the slices sticking to each other.
  • Toss the cooked Kanzi apple fries in the cinnamon sugar to coat all sides.

To make the caramel sauce:

  • Combine the lemon juice and the corn flour in a small saucepan. Stir until well combined and any lumps are removed. Then stir in the remainder of the ingredients. 
  • Allow to simmer on medium heat, stirring constantly until the sauce starts to thicken. Keep stirring to prevent lumps forming. Depending on your sweet tooth, a little more maple syrup can be added. 
  • Once the caramel sauce is thickened and the taste of the corn flour has disappeared take it off the heat.
  • Enjoy your Kanzi apple fries with a side of caramel sauce, served from a small pouring jug.

Written by TheCarousel

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