Heat 1-inch vegetable oil on moderate to medium high heat. If you wish to test
the oil, add a 1-inch cube of bread to hot oil. If it turns deep golden brown in
color in a count of 40, the oil is ready.
Core apples with an apple corer. Cut into 1/4-inch thick slices across, forming
apple rings. Sprinkle sliced apples with the juice of a wedge of lemon to prevent
Mix together pancake mix and water, then season with nutmeg.
Place confectioners' sugar in a sifter or a tea strainer.
Place a piece of cardboard or brown paper sack on a work surface for draining
fritters. Working in small batches of 5 to 6 slices, coat rings of apple in batter,
and fry for 2 to 3 minutes, until evenly golden brown. Transfer to paper bag or
towels to drain. When all the fritters are cooked, let oil cool before discarding.
Top fritters with confectioners' sugar and transfer to a serving platter.