Mario Batali With Tim Love and Emiril Lagassee

In anticipation of Superbowl Sunday in Texas, Celebrity Chefs Mario Batali, Emiril Lagasse, Guy Fiore, Tim Love along with MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer hosted their annual Spaghetti Western – an exclusive, celebrity-packed Texas-inspired dinner. Everyone was loving The Macallan 18 including Nolan Ryan!!!

The Macallan Apple Fritters
Created by Mario Batali

2 large eggs

¼ cup whole milk

1 cup all-purpose flour

¼ cup sugar

1/4 cup The Macallan Sherry Oak 12 Years Old whisky, plus 2 oz for topping

8 cups extra-virgin olive oil, for deep-frying

6 green apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored, and sliced into ½-inch-thick rounds

2 cups vanilla gelato

Cinnamon, for dusting

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. Slowly add the flour, about 3 tablespoons at a time, whisking until incorporated. Stir in the sugar and The Macallan. Allow the batter to stand for 10 minutes.

In a large deep pot, heat the olive oil to 375° F. Working in batches of 3 or 4 dip each apple slice into the batter, add to the hot oil, and cook until golden brown. With a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

Place 5 fritters on each of four plates, in an overlapping circle. Place a scoop of gelato in the center, sprinkle with cinnamon, add a tablespoon of The Macallan over the gelato and serve.

Photo By: Tim Randall