October 05, 2006

Friday Favorite:
Granny Smith Apples

I love Fall for many reasons and apples are right up there on top of the list. I particulary love Granny Smith Apples. I love their tartness, their flavor, and even their color. One way I love to use this apple is to make applesauce. My Grammy taught me how make it many years ago. I remember my son telling my Grammy that she should put a label on her applesauce and sell it at the grocery store because it was a lot better than store made:) LOL My absolute favorite way to use them are to make fried apples! I have eaten fried apples my whole life but I don't know if it is a Southern thing, a Virginia thing, a Universal thing or just a "Susan" thing!

All I do is take some butter and put it in the frying pan on med. heat. When butter is melted I add my apples slices and start stirring around so they will brown up a bit. After that I add a little water, sugar, cinnamon, and sometimes nutmeg to taste. I let cook through and then serve them warm. You won't believe how perfectly yummy your house will smell. Okay, y'all help me out. Do any of you make these?? I was just curious. I think it is interesting the way the different parts of the country have their different ways of cooking along with their "specialty" dishes. If you haven't tried these I recommend them highly, you are in for a treat!


Angie said...

Hi Susan, I make them...but I was raised in VA. LOL And I now live in Northeast TN. Delicious!!

Amy said...

I'd never heard of fried apples until I read "Farmer Boy" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. One of Almanzo's favourite dishes was "fried apples 'n onions". I've always wondered what it would taste like. Perhaps that's more of a savoury dish, whereas yours is more sweet?

Anonymous said...

We make baked apples....very similar - same ingredients, just baked in the oven!

Yellow Roses said...

Oh, this brings back memories! My mother made fried apples all the time (in Alabama!) I don't make them mainly because I didn't know how Mother made them. I'm going to try yours!


Lori said...

My Grandma made them all the time when I was growing up. I have followed the tradition. We eat them served over warm biscuits--YUMMY!!

P.S. My Gram was raised in PA :-)

Kelli said...

I make them but haven't in a long time! Thank you for bringing back the memories! This is a perfect time of year for making them! I love the idea of having them on biscuits. YUM!

smilnsigh said...

Fried Apples! Oh my! Oh my!

Never had them. Could this be because I'm a Yankee? ,-)

But believe me, I just read this to husband and... We will have them, and soon.

Thank you!

Copper's Wife said...

You asked if any of us make fried apples? My answer, I do now!!

These sound heavenly and I've quite a few Granny Smith apples in the fridge right now (and plenty more still on the tree!)

Shari said...

i've had cooked apples like that at Cracker Barrell, but other than that, I think it might be a southern thing, lol.

Susan P. said...

Ladies, thank you so much for participating in my "unscientific" poll! LOL It seems like the apples are a mainly southern thing but could become a "country" thing if some of our blogging friends take our advice! LOL Happy eating, everyone:)