Polish Apple Fritters (Racuszki)

Polish Apple Fritters (Racuszki)


For the Batter:

1 1/2 cups buttermilk (or sour milk made by adding about 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar to 1 1/2 cups whole milk and let stand for a few minutes to sour)
2 large eggs
1 slightly heaping cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder

For the Apples:

2 large apples (Granny Smith, peeled, cored and coarsely grated)
1 to 2 cups of vegetable oil (or canola oil, for frying)
Garnish: powdered sugar


For the batter: In a blender, mix milk and eggs until creamy. Add the flour, salt and baking powder, and blend into a smooth batter. Let the batter rest 15 minutes.

Transfer the batter to a large bowl and add grated apples, mixing well. Heat enough oil to come halfway up the sides of a large skillet. Portion out batter into skillet and fry until golden brown on both sides. Serve hot dusted with confectioners' sugar.