Put about 1 inch of oil in Dutch oven and place over coals.
Put butter in small pan and place near fire to melt.
Open can of sliced apples and put apples in one
bowl, draining the liquid.
Break egg into other bowl and add flour, milk, sugar and melted butter.
When shortening in Dutch oven is hot, put a few pieces of apple in the batter
and coat completely with batter. Use the small fork and lift one piece out. Turn
over once. If it browns in 2 minutes, shortening is hot enough. Use large cooking
fork to turn over and to remove from shortening. Continue the process with from
6 to 10 slices of apple in Dutch oven at any one time. Increase number of coals
under oven if it takes 1 minute.
When you take apple slices out of Dutch oven, put
on paper towel to absorb surplus shortening.
Let cool for 3 to 4 minutes, then dust with confectioners' sugar.