Growing up in Poland my mom used to make lots of yummy Polish treats for us kids. I remember vividly when I first tried my mom’s amazing apple fritters (placki z jablkami). They were light, fluffy, crunchy, and literally melted in my mouth. That’s definitely one of my favorite memories as a child. Finally, as an adult and I decided to make my own batch. So today I will teach you how to make awesome Polish apple fritters (racuchy) with kefir.
How To Make Awesome Polish Apple Fritters (Racuchy)
This is one of the best and easiest recipes you will attempt, I promise you. The only thing you need to really keep in mind to make these is to make the batter slightly thicker. This way the fritters won’t fall apart as you fry them. Other than that, they’re really simple to make. Once you make them — be careful, you may fall in love with them ha, ha. I wouldn’t be too surprised if you did. They’re so good!
Polish Apple Fritters (Racuchy) Ingredients
- 1/2 liter of kefir (I choose organic kefir over yogurt because I feel it makes the fritters taste better – vegans can choose coconut yogurt instead)
- 2 eggs (again I prefer organic – vegans can substitute with apple sauce)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp pure organic vanilla extract or vanilla sugar
- 10-14 tbsp flour (I used gluten-free flour for this recipe but you can use regular flour as well as other alternatives)
- 4 apples, peeled and chopped into bite-sized slices
- Oil for frying (I used organic virgin coconut oil)
- Icing sugar for sprinkling
- Maple syrup for topping (optional)
- Hot Mama’s Cafe Mocha Drizzler (optional)
- Chopped walnuts for topping (optional)
Mix all the ingredients together with an electric mixer until smooth. You only need to do so for a minute or so. No need to overmix the batter. You just have to make sure there aren’t any big lumps. Add the peeled and sliced apples to the mix and fold in until covered with batter.
Use a measuring cup to fry the fritters. I used a 1/4 cup measure and it worked out great for me. Fry the batter on one side. When you see nice color then you flip the fritter to the other side. You may need to flip the fritters a couple of times to get them to brown to your liking. Once all the batter is fried you’re done.
Now you can decorate your Polish apple fritters (racuchy) any way you like. I provided you with some options I like to use as toppings. For example, I always eat my fritters with icing sugar. That’s the way I always did so as a kid. These days I also add Hot Mama’s Cafe Mocha drizzler and some maple syrup. I also like to sprinkle the fritters with some chopped walnuts for that added crunch.
I really do hope you enjoy this simple yet delicious Polish apple fritters (racuchy) recipe. You can choose to make it instead of your typical pancakes for Sunday brunch. I guarantee you and your family will definitely enjoy them.
Let me know how they turned out for you and what you thought of them. It’s always really important to me to know if my recipes resonate with my audience. And if you want to try more Polish sweet recipes check out my other favorites Faworki or Babka bunt cake. They also come from my childhood as my mom used to make Faworki and my grandma made the best Babka bunt cake.
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