Uncle Jonat’s Fried Apples

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— Chef's Note —

"I've always liked them. I always thought applesauce was mushy." - Uncle Jonat

Fried apples are a common side dish in books by L. E. Modesitt, Jr., and a number of his protagonists insist on its superiority over puréed applesauce. This is the simplest recipe he mentions. According to Modesitt, these are commonly served with pork because they are "cinnamon-tart-tangy enough to offset the richness [of pork]".

For this dish, use cooking apples such as Granny Smith, Jonagold, or Braeburn. If you wish, you can also add nutmeg, replace maple syrup with raw sugar, and serve with drop biscuits, as in Ghosts of Columbia.

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How to Make Fried Apples

— Ingredients —

4 apples
1/4 cup butter
maple syrup
3/8 cup maple syrup
2 tsp cinnamon

— Instructions —

  1. Wash, core, and slice the apples. (Peeling is optional).
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Stir in maple syrup and cinnamon, then add apples.
  4. Cook until apples begin to break down (about 6-7 minutes).
  5. Serve warm. Suggested accompanying meal: pork chops, potatoes, and green beans.

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— See Also —

Drop Biscuits

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