Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Apple Fries

Apple Fritter, Apple Pie...But what about Apple FRIES!!!


So- it's an E day and I'm sitting at my computer meal planning for later in the day. Dessert? I'm feeling like an apple pie. I start to google apple pie and find these babies... Apple Fries! I'll give credit where credit is due. BUT...This recipe contains BS. (Bread and Sugar) so no need to even click on it. I was able to 'THM-it-up' and BOY was it a winner!! It has a satisfying crunch on the outside and on the inside a warm burst of sweetness. Kinda like a steak fry but sweet.  So let's get to it...

Preheat your oven to 425.  I just built a Jammed UP house and now I have a super fly oven.  It has convection and I L.O.V.E. it!  My THM crackers are super crisp all the way thru using this setting!

In a bowl mix:
1/3 Oat Flour (This is FLOUR not Fiber.  Just grind up some oats for this but don't pulverize.  Leave some bits and pieces)
1-2 tsp cinnamon (just depends on how saucy your are)
2 Tbs Erythritol (NOT ground into a powder)
2 doonks of THM stevia
a heavy handed shake of nutmeg 
less of a heavy handed shake of cloves
1/8 tsp of salt (just a few shakes, really)


Give it a whirl with a spoon and you should have this...



See my bits and pieces of oats?


Next, in another bowl pour some liquid egg whites.
For those that need measurements...no more than 1/3 cup.

Now you have your dipping station ready to go!

I cut one Granny Smith apple into larger chunks...like so...

The Racking System is key!  You need a cooling type rack held by a cookie sheet.  I bought a small type cooling rack last Christmas when I wanted to start baking bacon in the oven.  It looks like this....

Nothin' fancy :)

Dip your apple wedges in the egg whites and then into your oat crumble.  I pressed hard on all sides to achieve a full coverage of crumble.


Bake for 10 minutes!
Yep!
That's it!

Let them cool for just a minute or less.  I think they are best warm.  You could make a greek vanilla sweet yogurt to go with them.  I am super impressed with the crisp!  





In a nutshell...

Ingredients:
1/3 Oat Flour (This is FLOUR not Fiber.  Just grind up some oats for this but don't pulverize.  Leave some bits and pieces)

1-2 tsp cinnamon (just depends on how saucy your are)
2 Tbs Erythritol (NOT ground into a powder)
2 doonks of THM stevia
a heavy handed shake of nutmeg 
less of a heavy handed shake of cloves
1/8 tsp of salt (just a few shakes, really)
1/3 cup egg whites
1 Granny Smith (or whatever you have) apple


Method:
Preheat oven to 425 convection.
Mix all ingredients together except for apples and egg whites.
Slice apple into wedges.
Dip apples into egg whites and then into apple crumble, pressing firmly.
Rig a rack system with a cooling type rack over a cookie sheet.  
Line apples on cooling rack, not overlapping.
Bake 10 mins.  


And now for the questions...because there are always questions...
I'm gonna play fortune teller and see if I can think of all the questions that will be asked.

1. Do you have to you use Convection.

No, it'll probably be fine

2. What if my Erythritol is already powdered?

It'll still be sweet, but I do think the granules add to the crunch.

3. What if I don't have a cooling rack to bake with?  Can I just use a cookie sheet?

I would think so, but turn the apples half way through.

Let me know if you have any others... ;)











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