This recipe came from a apple farm in Sevierville, Tennessee. They had a restaurant there on the property and gave this recipe to the people in their paper when they left the restaurant. These are very good and very light. I always double the recipe when making these because they are eaten so quickly.
Makes about 24 fritters.
Combine in bowl one-half cup of milk, one egg, and two tablespoons margarine. Add grated rind and juice from one-half an orange, one-half cup of chopped apples (skin can be left on), and one-half teaspoon vanilla. Sift together one-and-one-half cups cake flour, one-quarter teaspoon salt and one tablespoon baking powder. Stir in milk mixture with a spoon until blended. Drop batter by spoonfuls into one-half inch hot oil. (I use canola oil for frying). Fry to a golden brown. Drain.
****I made these as you can see from the picture. I did vary the recipe a bit though and liked the fritters even better. I added another 1/2 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg. They were even better. I didn't cook all of the fritters at the same time. After the batter was in the refrigerator for a couple of days, the flavor of the fritters was better yet.****