Carrabba's Restaurant Recipe
Makes about 20
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 eggs, separated
3/4 cup cold water
1 tablespoon apple brandy
4 medium apples
extra virgin olive oil for deep frying
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
In a bowl, mix together the flour and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour add a tablespoon of olive oil and the egg yolks. Start adding water in mixing. When all the water has been added, the battery should be like a thick pancake batter. If needed, add some more water. Add the Brandy. Set aside to rest for 1 hour.
Peel and core the apples, then slice them into 1/4 inch thick circles. Place the slices in a bowl and squeeze the juice from a lemon over them and toss to coat. Mix the 1/2 cup sugar and the cinnamon together.
When the batter is rested for an hour, heat the oil in a saucepan to 375 degrees. Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold them into the batter. Dip the apple slices in the batter and fry in preheated hot oil until golden brown on both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.