Thomas Jefferson was an ardent farmer, and the need for “agrarian democracy” was one of his personal and political philosophies. Jefferson served his many guests such simple Southern dishes as Virginia country-style ham and homemade biscuits, as well as plenty of locally grown vegetable. Jefferson even brought the governess from his Virginia estate to the White House to ensure that his favorite home-style dishes were prepared, including the hot fried apples he liked with his breakfast.
4 large, tart, green cooking apples
4 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoons butter.
1. Cut each apple into quarters, removing stem and core; cut each quarter into 1/8-inch thick slices.
2. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, and mix to coat well.
3. Melt butter in a nonstick skillet, and sauté apples for 7 to 8 minutes, or until tender and lightly browned. Serve at once.
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