Ham & Apple Fritters Deep Fried in a Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 08:04 AM

Canola oil, for frying

1 (8.5-ounce) box corn bread mix

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 cups milk

1 egg

1/4 cupĀ  chopped onions, thawed

1 green apple, grated

1/4 pound smoked ham, diced

Cranberry OrangeĀ  Sauce:

1 cup cream cheese, room temperature

1/4 orange juice

1/4 cup whole cranberry sauce

Orange Sauce:

1/3cup orange juice

1 cup sour cream

1 pinch salt

Heat oil in a cast iron Dutch oven or deep-fryer until it reaches 350 degree F.

In a large bowl add the cornbread mix, garlic powder, milk, egg and onions. Mix well to combine. Add apple and ham and stir to combine.

Using a tablespoon or small scoop, carefully slide tablespoon size amounts of the fritter batter into the hot oil. Fry about 6 at a time. Fry for approximately 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel lined baking tray.

Serve with orange or cran-orange sauce.

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