1 large apple, peeled & grated- about 1 1/2 cups
1/4 cups sugar
1 stick butter
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup water
1 cup flour
Vegetable oil for frying
Cinnamon Whipped Cream
1 cup whipping cream
2 TBSP powder sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
In a medium sauce pan combine the butter, salt, sugar & water over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat & stir in flour. Return pan to medium heat & stir constantly until mixture forms a ball. About 3-5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl. Using an electric hand mixer on medium speed, add eggs one at a time. Incorporating each egg completely. Beat until smooth. Add grated apple & stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap & refrigerate while mixing whipped cream.
Combine all cream, sugar & cinnamon. Beat until thick & fluffy. Add vanilla & stir until combined.
Meanwhile pour enough oil into a large frying pan to reach a depth of 2 inches. Heat oil over medium heat until oil is ready... *check tip.
Carefully drop a rounded TBSP of dough, 4-5 at a time, into hot oil. Cook until golden & puffed up, turning once or twice. About 2 minutes each side. With a slotted spoon, remove from oil, drain on paper towels, toss with cinnamon sugar. Transfer to serving dish. Serve cinnamon whipped cream on side for dipping.
* press bottom tip of a wooden spoon onto the bottom of the pan. if bubbles come from the bottom of the pan around the spoon handle, the oil is ready:)