So it is with those eating apples that I made these fritters with a little sage from my own garden plot.
Erbe in Cucina for this week’s Weekend Herb Blogging (WHB) #301 . WHB is overseen by Haalo from Cook Almost Anything.
Apple and Sage Fritters
Serves 4 - 6
For the batter
100g plain flour
Salt to taste
1 tablespoons fresh sage, finely minced
1 medium egg, separated
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
150ml/¼ pint water
For the fritters
1 medium onion, finely sliced
2 sharp eating apples
Salt and pepper to taste
4 - 6 tablespoons of vegetable oil for frying
Sift the flour with the salt into a large bowl, then stir in the sage. Make a well in the centre and add the egg yolk, oil and gradually whisk in the water to form a smooth batter. Cover the batter and leave to stand for 30 minutes.
Peel, core and finely slice the apples, then stir into the batter. Add the onion and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Whisk the egg white until stiff, then lightly fold into the batter.
Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large frying pan. When the oil is sizzling, drop a couple of tablespoons of the batter into the pan, shaping them into neat, even rounds. Fry over moderate heat for abut 3 minutes until golden, then carefully turn over and fry the other side for a couple of minutes.
Drain the fritters on absorbent paper, transfer to a serving platter and keep warm in the oven. Continue frying batches of the fritter in the same way, adding more oil if necessary. Serve immediately.