Ever since we bought our trailer, I have wanted to watch this epic film. I love Lucille Ball in everything I’ve seen. Her special brand of slapstick just tickles me. I had seen bits and pieces of this movie, but never the whole thing. It took me a few months before I finally ordered it off Amazon. It arrived a few days later and we were ready for dinner and a movie.
Hubby and I decided to have a night in. I cooked some pork chops, kernel corn, and fried apples. We settled in together to watch “The Long Long Trailer”. Oh my! I laughed until I cried. Hubby and I kept looking at each other and commenting about our own adventures on the many road trips over the years. My favorite scene is when Taci is trying to cook dinner while they are mired in the mud. As the eggs slide right off the frying pan, I remember all the times I ended up cooking dinner in the rain while we tent camped.
My great grandmother used to cook fried apples every single night. I stayed with my great grandparents for a couple weeks when I was fifteen. She cooked the same thing every night. Each person got a fried chicken thigh, about half a cup of mashed potatoes with pan gravy, and half a fried apple. I got real tired of that dinner. When they both passed away later that same year, I actually missed the fried apples. Thankfully, while I was there, she showed me her recipe.
You will need:
apples (I prefer more tart apples for this, but any will work)
Peel, core, and slice the apples. I like to use my fruit peeler because it peels, slices and cores the apples all at once.
I cut each spiral cut apple in half for bite sized apple slices.
Start to fry the apples in a frying pan with some melted butter over medium heat.
Sprinkle the apple slices with cinnamon and sugar.
Stir frequently while the apples slowly fry over the medium heat. You want to cook them until they are just starting to become translucent, but don’t turn into apple sauce. They are a wonderful side dish for pork chops, or just a lovely snack for fun.