For the rings:
- 1 large egg white
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 large apples, peeled
- Canola oil for frying
- Cinnamon and sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 - 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- Whisk egg white until foamy. Whisk in the water and vanilla. Next, whisk in the flour and salt.
- Slice the apples into 1/2-inch thick slices. Using varying sized cutters, cut “rings” out of apple slices, discarding smallest circle containing core.
- Heat oil to 375 degrees. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Dip apple rings into batter and then place into the oil. Allow the apples to fry in small batches and turn frequently. Remove from the oil when golden brown and place on a paper towel. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
- Transfer rings to a wire rack and place the wire rack on a baking sheet. Place in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until the rings turn crispy.
- Drizzle the icing over the rings and serve warm. (To make the icing, simply combine all of the ingredients and stir until combined).
* I could have done with halving the recipe. The batter did cover all 6 apples but we had LOTS!
* The icing recipe was more than enough, even for the full batch. I'd cut it in thirds or even quarter it.
* They are best fresh. Even after a few hours they got soft and weren't nearly as good.