January 18, 2011

Maple-Rosemary Fried Apples

The jar of dried rosemary was still next to cutting board when I went to fry up some apples for dessert that came in my 9 Bean Rows CSA share today.  Then a miracle happened and Penny fell asleep early, let's pray that she stays down for the night.  So here's another entry for this month's Spice Rack Challenge from Mother's Kitchen.

Maple-Rosemary Fried Apples
Makes ~ 1 1/2 cups

1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil (or butter)
2 large apples, cored and cut into 1 inch chunks (my apples were Ida Reds)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 tablespoon maple syrup
pinch salt

-Heat a cast iron skillet and after it is good and hot melt the coconut oil (or butter) in it.  Add the apples and toss to coat with the oil.  Cook, tossing occasionally, until they start to get golden brown.
-Add the cinnamon, crumbled dried rosemary, maple syrup and a tiny pinch of salt.  Toss to coat and continue heating until you get the fragrance of the cinnamon and rosemary and the apples are done to your likeness.
-Good served alone but could be better sprinkled with almonds or as a side with pork or chicken.  Obviously ice cream would be a perfect accompaniment. 

Laughing Penny with a Rice Krispy on her nose