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Fritelle di Mele Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 apples, peeled and diced
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Special Equipment Needed:
- Medium bowl
- Whisk
- Large skillet
- Spatula

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract.
3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
4. Add the diced apples to the batter and mix until combined.
5. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add enough vegetable oil to coat the bottom of the skillet.
6. Drop spoonfuls of the batter into the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
7. Transfer the fritelle to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
8. Serve warm with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, if desired.

Time:
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Temperature: Medium heat
Serving Size: 4-6 servings

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 200
Fat: 8g
Carbohydrates: 26g
Protein: 4g

Substitutions for Ingredients
- Apples: Pears, peaches, or other fruits
- All-purpose flour: Gluten-free flour blend
- Milk: Non-dairy milk
- Vegetable oil: Coconut oil

Variations:
- Add 1/4 cup of chopped nuts or dried fruit to the batter for extra flavor.
- Substitute the ground cinnamon and nutmeg with pumpkin pie spice for a fall-inspired flavor.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure the skillet is hot before adding the batter to ensure the fritelle cook evenly.
- Use a spoon to drop the batter into the skillet to ensure the fritelle are the same size.

Storage Instructions:
Fritelle di Mele can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Fritelle di Mele can be reheated in a skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side.

Presentation Ideas:
Fritelle di Mele can be served on a platter with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and a dollop of whipped cream.

Garnishes:
Powdered sugar, whipped cream, or a drizzle of honey.

Pairings:
Fritelle di Mele pairs well with a cup of coffee or a glass of cold milk.

Suggested Side Dishes:
Fritelle di Mele can be served with a side of fresh fruit or a salad.

Troubleshooting Advice:
If the fritelle are not cooking evenly, reduce the heat and cook for a few minutes longer.

Food Safety Advice:
Always use clean utensils and surfaces when preparing food.

Food History:
Fritelle di Mele is a traditional Italian dessert that has been around for centuries.

Flavor Profiles:
Fritelle di Mele has a sweet and nutty flavor with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Serving Suggestions:
Fritelle di Mele can be served as a dessert or a snack.

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Region: Italian

Taste: Sweet, Tart, Nutty, Fruity