Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

IT Guy enjoys going to a certain old-timey-type-country-store-type restaurant to eat from time to time. Can I say Cracker Barrel on here? Whatever. He likes it. So when he can pull me out of my OWN kitchen long enough, we'll saunter down there and enjoy their food. And you know how it is....they serve you tons of stuff. And so many choices! Of course, one of his favorites is their country fried steak. He'd probably say it doesn't hold a candle to mine...he's that kind of guy. And one of the sides he almost always gets is their fried apples. And I have to admit, they're pretty tasty. So the other day, when we went to my brother's house for Mother's Day dinner, I decided to take fried apples to go along with the pork roast my SIL was serving. So yeah....YUM! These were so good....it was like eating apple pie without the crust. They were perfect! We loved them....you've GOT to try them. And to make it even more appealing...they were so easy! And something you just don't see everyday as a side dish. Go ahead and make them...you know you want to!!

Fried Apples

8 golden delicious apples
½ cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
¼ cup butter (1/2 stick)
1 tablespoon cinnamon
½ cup water
3 tablespoons flour (I used Wondra)

Wash and slice apples then set aside.

In a large skillet, melt butter. Add sugars and cinnamon. Stir until combined then add sliced apples. Stir to coat. Cover skillet and allow apples to cook on medium heat for about 30 minutes or until soft, stirring once or twice.  Remove apples from skillet with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl.

Mix water and flour together then pour into juices in the skillet. Heat until bubbly and thick then pour over apples in bowl. Stir gently to coat then transfer to a serving bowl.

Here's everything you need except the cinnamon.
Oops. I used it, though.
Wash and slices your apples. 
I cut each of mine into 8 wedges.
Melt the butter then add the sugars and cinnamon.

Dump in the apples and give 
them a stir to coat them.
Cover them and let them stew in their 
own juices for about 30 minutes.
Remove the cooked apples from 
the pan but leave the juice.
Combine the water and flour....
..then pour that into the apples juices in the pan.
Let it cook for a bit to thicken then pour over the apples. 
Stir to coat all the apples.

Cracker Barrel ain't got nuthin' on me, baby!!