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Mamaw’s Fried Apples

Hello friends!

I took time away from the blog after my hysterectomy and then the time just got away from me.  I’m healed up and ready to start sharing whatever the Lord puts on my heart!

I will be finishing my series on our journey to parenthood soon, but today I wanted to share a recipe.

I have always loved watching my mamaw cook.  I rarely see her measure anything, which makes duplicating her recipes difficult.

I love hearing all about her growing up, dating my papaw, and all the trouble my dad got into!  These are the sweetest of memories, cooking and listening.

When we have made chicken and dumplings, I learned, that my great-grandfather always chose the neck of the chicken at dinner.  Everyone assumed it was because it was his favorite, but he chose it so everyone else would get the better parts.  Oh my goodness, the history and the love she shares.  I honestly could listen to her talk and tell the same stories over and over.

When we would stay all night on a weekend, mamaw would make a spread for breakfast.  The fluffiest lightest biscuits, sausage gravy, eggs, bacon, and FRIED APPLES!

Fried apples are on the top of my list of favorite foods (right up there with mamaw’s chicken and dumplings).  It took me forever to ever to even try, gravy on my biscuits-because I would just butter my biscuits and top them with……

Yep.  You guessed it, FRIED APPLES!!!!

My husband was off for a few day this past week and we made breakfast each morning. The last morning I decided, fried apples and biscuits were in order.  It took me right back to my childhood, all of kids sitting at the table and papaw sneaking bites of food to the dog.

Like I said before, mamaw doesn’t measure…. This is a method, rather than a recipe. Taste them and doctor them to your liking.  Mamaw keeps it pretty simple without a lot of frills and that is how I prefer them.

  • I used 6 medium-sized apples (I used honey crisp, my fave)
  • half stick of butter (must be the real stuff)
  • a teaspoon, maybe two of cinnamon ( i just shook my Costco sized container a few times)
  • a dash of salt
  • approximately a 1/4 cup of sugar

Heat up your skillet (I use cast iron, but you can even use a sauce pot) to medium heat. Add your butter to the heated skillet, when melted add your sliced (and peeled if you’d like) apples.  Sprinkle on the cinnamon, salt, and sugar.  Stir, making sure the apples get coated with the butter and cinnamon mixture.  Cook them down until they still have a good texture, not too mushy.

Butter some warm biscuits and top with apples and a little of the syrup from the bottom of the pan.  YUM!!!

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

Much love!

A Perfectly Flawed Mom

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