What is not to love about onion rings? Fried, salty and the perfect vehicle for a variety of condiments. Every time I partake I think about what other wonders would be great in this format. Apples are always my first thought. So here you go, fried apple rings for your enjoyment. Perfect for your next football gathering or just because!

Fried Apple Rings

Recipe: Fried Apple Rings


  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large Granny Smith apples
  • Canola oil for frying
  • Sea salt for finishing

1. Combine all dry ingredients–flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

Fried Apple Batter

2. Whisk the one egg and then whisk in the buttermilk.

3. Slice apples into 1/4 inch thick slices using varying sized biscuit cutters to make “rings” out of the slices, discarding smallest circle containing core.


Apple Rings

4. Heat oil to 375°F. (Caution: Don’t let oil get too hot — your rings will burn quickly. If rings are cooking too quickly, lower the heat of the oil a bit.) Combine the liquid and dry ingredients while the oil heats up.

5. Dip apple rings into batter, removing any excess. A little is okay, it gives them a nice swirly look. Cook in oil in small batches, turning frequently to monitor browning.

Fried Apple Rings

6. When the rings are golden brown, remove to a wire rack and sprinkle with sea salt.


Fried Apple Rings

Fried Apple Rings, An American Classic 21 September,2015Jerry James Stone

  • Mouth-wateringly clever, JJ! (and it’s only 5am). Plus, I have an excuse to add a set of concentric biscuit cutters to my kitchen gadgets.

  • Nixy



Jerry James Stone

Car and technology writer for Discovery Channel and the producer and main recipe developer for TreeHugger’s Green Wine Guide. I also contribute regularly to MAKE magazine. You can also find my work at The Atlantic, Digg.com and Fodor’s Travel Guides.
I studied Computer Engineering at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. During my time there I was a DJ at the campus radio station KCPR and I also wrote for the campus paper, Mustang Daily.
I am currently launching a social media startup called Trak.ly

Follow me on Twitter @jerryjamesstone and Facebook.

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