Simply put, I totally dig french toast. There’s something so decadent about warm bread coated with a sweet eggy mixture, toasted to delicious perfection and drench in maple syrup. Mmm. It’s deceptively easy to make and if you don’t dig egg but need to get your protein on, it’s the perfect way to disguise your egg in a sweetened toast! I have tried countless (yes, countless!) French toast recipes over the years and have finally nailed it! This recipes differs slightly from your traditional French toast as it contains a bit of flour which creates a beautiful leavening and crisps up the toast perfectly without it tasting too “eggy”.
You’d be hard pressed to find a person that doesn’t love the crunch and deliciousness of onion rings. They’re tender on the inside, crispy on the outside and have a fun and novel little shape to boot! I was enjoying onion rings the other day and it got me thinking about what other foods this particular format would work on. What else could be dipped in a delicious batter and fried to the perfect crispness and be completing addictive? The fruit bowl on my counter has been overflowing lately with a veritable myriad of apples – Fuji, Mcintosh and Braeburn to name a few and I got to thinking about these apple rings I used to enjoy as a child at local carnivals. They were always served warm with a side of caramel for dipping! The memory seemed to have whet my appetite for nostalgia and I found myself whipping up these delish apple rings despite my busy afternoon.
You can use any variety of apple that you’d like but try to avoid ones such as Mcintosh which are less able to handle the heat while frying without turning to mush. Granny smith is a good choice because it is crisp and retains its shape, but if that variety is too tart for your liking, stick to a hearty Braeburn or Red Delicious variety.