Our neighbor has an apple tree loaded with what I call early June apples.
I walked back from her house toting a bag full of the tart apples yesterday afternoon.
I think of Mom every time I fry apples. She loved fried apples. When our apples were coming on, I can still see her sitting at the kitchen table peeling, coring and slicing apples for frying. My kids always came in the kitchen and she would slice off a piece and hand it to them for tasting. It's a wonder we ever had enough to cook, but we did.
Put butter in the skillet, dump the apples in and top with sugar to taste. With these apples it may take quite a bit of sugar. They don't take long to cook up. Taste them while cooking to see if you need to add more sugar or not.
They aren't the best for frying if you like firm fried apples. But I don't care if they turn to mush, they are still good.
Bake some drop biscuits and top with the fried apples. Add a spray or pat of butter if you like.
Mmmmm Mmmmmm. They are slightly tart, but oh so good!
Leftovers, if there are any, are great for breakfast! Spread them on toast or biscuits and enjoy.