Southern Fried Arkansas Apples
Arkansas apples are an heirloom apple prized for their distinctive dark, almost purple skins. These firm apples are best for baking, roasting or turning into apple sauce. This simple recipe really lets them shine.
Fried Arkansas Black Apples
1/3 cup of packed light brown sugar
1/2 tsp of kosher salt
1/4 tsp of unsalted butter
5 cups of unpeeled Arkansas apples, or any other firm apple
3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Stir together brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a small bowl.
Melt butter in a large cast iron pan over medium heat. Add half of the apple slices in a single layer. Cook, turning once, until slightly soft, about 3 minutes a side. Transfer to a plate and repeat this with the remaining slices.
Put all cooked apple slices in hot skillet, add apple cider vinegar and brown sugar mixture. Continue to cook over medium, gently turning until apples are glazed, browned and tender ( about 3 minutes). Serve warm as a side to roasted chicken or pork.