Fritelle de Pome Per Quaresima

Apple Fritters for Lent

Original Recipe: (from Libro di cucina / Libro per cuoco an anonymous Venetian manuscript)
Fritelle de Pome Per Quaresima. Toy le pome e mondalle, po’ taia a modo di hostie e fa sugolo de farina con suffran, e mitige uva passa, e miti quests pome in questo sugolo; po’ le frige con olio zascuna per si, polverazali zucharo quando eno cocto, etc.

Translation: (from The Medieval Kitchen: Recipes from France and Italy)
Apple Fritters for Lent. Take apples and peel them, then slice them like wafers and make a batter of flour mixed with saffron, and add currants, and put the apples in this batter; then fry them in sufficient oil, and sprinkle with sugar when cooked.

My Interpretation:

4 apples ½ cup of water
1 cup flour 2 tbsp. Currants
20 threads of saffron
Oil for frying
 2 Tbsp. sugar

Add saffron to water and heat until the saffron releases its color. Peel, core and slice apples. Place oil in deep fryer on sauce pan and heat to 375°F. Mix flour, water with saffron and currants into batter. Dip apple slices in batter and fry until golden. Drain on paper towel. Sprinkle with sugar and serve.


The Medieval Kitchen: Recipes from France and Italy; Odile Redon, Françoise Sabban, & Silvano Serventi, translated to the English by Edward Schneider; The University of Chicago Press, 1998