Easy Homemade Fried Doughnuts
From Serious Eats
- 1 roll biscuits – I used Pillsbury home-style biscuits.
- 8 cups vegetable oil
For the Plain Glaze:
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Chocolate Glaze:
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup milk
For the Doughnuts: Heat oil in a Dutch oven or large skillet with high sides over medium-high heat until temperature registers 350°F. (Oil should be 1- to 1 1/2 inches deep). Pop open biscuit container. If any of the biscuits look irregular, gently pat them down to even rounds and even thickness. Cut out doughnut holes.
Add half of the doughnuts and half of the doughnut holes and fry until the bottoms turn golden brown, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes for small doughnuts and 2 to 2 1/2 minutes for large doughnuts. Using chopsticks, turn the doughnuts and holes and fry for until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes longer.
Transfer doughnuts to a paper towel-lined plate and allow to cool slightly, 1 to 2 minutes before dipping in glaze. Serve warm.
For the plain glaze: Place confectioners’ sugar and salt in medium bowl. Add melted butter, milk, and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth. Dip doughnuts and serve immediately.
For the chocolate glaze: Place confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, and salt in medium bowl. Add milk and whisk until smooth. Dip doughnuts and serve immediately.
I couldn’t make these fast enough for the BF. He kept coming in, popping a few into his mouth and walking away before the trusty Nikon ever got busted out. Goes to show that they were yummy – just hard to photograph. When I finally told him the last few I had to take pics of he whined and then I realized he’d almost eaten a whole container of biscuits himself! These little babies disappear quick, so do yourself a favor and by two packaged of the biscuits if you want to try one.
PS. I had a ham sandwich and stole a bite of his pancakes….
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