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Sourdough Fried Apple Rings

"These sourdough fried apples are sweet with a slight sourdough tang. A perfect appetizer, snack or dessert recipe to use your sourdough starter. Sliced apple rings dipped in a sourdough discard batter, deep fried to perfection and covered in cinnamon sugar."

- The Gingered Whisk

100% Hydration Sourdough Starter Discard

Key Ingredient

– 100% hydration sourdough starter discard – apples, sliced thinly and cored – salt – sugar – cinnamon – Cinnamon and sugar  – vegetable oil


Sourdough Fried Apple Rings Recipe


4 Servings

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Total Time

25 Minutes

1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the starter, salt, sugar, and cinnamon.


2. Heat a large skillet with oil over medium-high heat until hot. You want about 1 inch of canola oil in the pan.


3. Slice the apples about ¼” thick - you should get about 6 slices from each apple. Then you can use a small round cookie cutter to cut out the core. An apple corer works, too!


4. Use a fork to toss the apples into the batter, coating evenly.


5. Carefully place a few apple slices (letting excess batter drip off before placing it into the oil) into the oil and allow to cook for 30 seconds - 1 minutes on each side. When it's golden, flip and cook on the other side.


6. Place cooked slices on a wire baking rack to cool slightly.


7. While still warm, toss the cooked apple slices in the cinnamon sugar.


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