I love self-published zines. I started collecting zines when I was a preteen and attending punk rock shows where they'd inevitably be passed around. Zines are a cheap and expressive way to get your voice heard, and as the Internet Age fell upon them, they have gone under quite the makeover. Case in point, my favorite zine isn't really so rock and roll anymore. It's about food! "Put A Egg On It" is a Brooklyn-based zine that features unique restaurants, chef interviews, and amazing recipes from authentic Chinatown xiao long bao to inventive purple mashed potatoes! (Did you know you could buy purple potatoes at your local farmers market? I didn't until I got a subscription to the zine!) Anyway, this week the zine's official blog posted a fantastic vegan recipe for apple fries with vanilla whipped cream dipping sauce. I figured not only is this vegan, but it's certainly a new way to play with all the flavors of apple pie. Check it out! ------------------------------------------------------------ Apple Fries with Vegan Vanilla Whipped Cream Frying oil (enough to cover the bottom of whatever sized pan you use) 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced into wedges ¼ cup cornstarch ¼ cup sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon ½ cup So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Whipped Topping (OR you can make whipped topping from a can of Coconut Milk and @asparagus's recipe card here: http://www.vingle.net/posts/509028-How-To-Vegan-Whipped-Cream-Coconut) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1. Begin by heating enough oil to coat the bottom of whatever pan you are using. Use high heat. 2. Working quickly, combine the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside. 3. Peel, core and slice apples. Toss in cornstarch. 4. Once the oil is hot, test a small piece of apple to be sure it sizzles. If not, give it another minute or two. 5. Place a few of the cornstarch-coated apples into the hot oil and fry on each side for about 3 minutes. They should be just golden brown. 6. Line a cookie sheet with paper towels and transfer the cooked apples to drain for a few minutes. 7. Toss in the cinnamon sugar mixture. 8. Combine the whipped topping and vanilla and top with leftover cinnamon sugar to serve.