A good way to use any extra apples you might have.
1 1/2 cups flour plus ½ cup for dredging the apples
1/2 cup cornmeal or wheatmeal
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk or milk
1 1/2 cups water, you may need less
2 eggs, slightly beaten
3 large apples, or 4 medium, cored and cut into 1/4-inch thick rings
Vegetable oil, for deep frying
Pare and core the apples, and cut them into 1/4 inch thick rounds; make a batter with the milk and eggs, then add all the dry ingredients, mix well and add water ½ cup at a time until you get a good consistency.
Dredge the apple rings into the remaining ½ cup of flour, shaking off any excess. Dip them in the batter and deep fry until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels.
Serve with maple syrup.