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Frittelle di mele

(Fritters with apples)

Take some big apples, not too ripe, peel them and remove the core. Cut them in slices about 1 centimetre thick. Prepare a batter with the following ingredients:

  • 100 gr. of flour
  • 1 spoon of grappa
  • 1 egg yolk
  • salt and some cold water

Let the batter stand for many hours.
Add the egg white, which has to be whisked until stiff, dip the slices of apple in this mixture and fry them in abundant oil.
Then sprinkle with sugar.

These kind of fritters were a typical dessert, as the ones made with rice, for the celebration of San Giuseppe, the 19th of March. Since few years ago this was a holiday and these cakes announced the arrival of Spring season more than the swallow under a roof.

Text Tebaldo Lorini
Translated by Gianna Toni

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