Recipe: How to Make Potato Donuts

By: Carter Caldwell

Now I know what you’re thinking: potato donuts?  Why would someone even try to make that a thing?  To be completely honest, I don’t know, but my great-grandmother did, and they are out of this world.

First, you’ll need your ingredients:

1 Cup granulated sugar

3 Tablespoons butter or oleo

3 Eggs

2 and 3/4 Cups Flour

4 Teaspoons  baking powder

1 Teaspoon salt

1/4 Teaspoon nutmeg

1 Teaspoon mace

1 Teaspoon cinnamon

1 Cup mashed potatoes

Now, to make your potato donuts, you’ll need to crack your eggs into a large mixing bowl.  Once you’ve done that, you will cream the eggs together with the sugar and shortening, until they’re at an even consistency.  Once you reach that point, you will begin sifting the dry ingredients into the batter, mixing them in as you go.  After all the dry ingredients have been added, it’s time for the potato, which gets mixed in as well.  Once all the ingredients are mixed, the dough will need to chill for about a half an hour.

After you’ve chilled your dough, you’ll start frying your donuts!  Fill a pot with vegetable or canola oil so there is adequate room for the donuts and heat the oil up to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once there, you can start frying.  For the best results in donut shape, simply get a metal spoon and place it in the hot oil to heat it up.  Once it’s hot enough, begin scooping spoonfuls of the dough into the oil, as if they are donut holes (just mind the hot oil).  As they fry to a golden brown, you can begin making the glaze.

For this, you will simply need a cup of powdered sugar, a bit of water, and whatever type of extract you like (try vanilla).  Put the sugar in a bowl, and mix in water to whatever thickness you prefer.  Once you achieve that, add a touch of your extract, and you’re set.  As the donuts cook, drizzle the glaze over them and enjoy.


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