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11/30/11

DELICIOUS Drop Doughnuts (Made with leftover mashed potatoes!!)

These doughnuts are rolled in cinnamon and sugar.
These little gems are a lot like doughnut holes when it is all said and done.  They are tender, moist, and easy as pie to make.  They use leftover mashed potatoes in the batter so it is great to add this to my list of great things to do with leftovers!! 

Waste not want not.

I found the recipe online given by Marilyn Kleinfall of Elk Grove Village, Ill.  She says that her neighbors mother-in-law originated it. 

Here is my version:

1/2 C. mashed potatoes (made with milk and butter)
1/4 C. sugar
1 slightly beaten egg
1/2 C. sour cream
1/2 t. Tahitian Vanilla
1 1/2 C. all purpose flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. baking powder
1/8 t. salt
sprinkle of nutmeg
Oil for deep frying
Powered sugar or cinnamon sugar, optional to coat while warm.

Using a large bowl combine the potatoes. sugar, egg, sour cream, and vanilla. 







Mix until smooth.  Combine the dry ingredients and stir into the potato mixture to form a stiff batter.






Heat oil in a skillet or deep fryer to 375 degrees F.  Drop teaspoonfuls of the batter, a few at a time, into the hot oil.  Fry until golden brown on both sides then remove to drain on paper towels. 





Roll in sugar while warm and cool.  Serve warm or at room temperature.  Yield 2-3 dozen depending on the size you make them.

4 comments:

Curry and Comfort said...

What a great way to use up leftover mash!! Very clever! I would definitely give those a try. :)

kalea_kane said...

I am always looking for a way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. So far I have only been able to do the old standby of shepherd's pie or Amish potato candy. This is great! Thank you!

Judy said...

My grandmother had a Potato Doughnut recipe that was to die for and it got lost. I hope this is similar. We loved those doughnuts!!!

Diane Cosby said...

That is really cool!! I hope it works for you. Just test them for doneness to be sure you get them cooked throughout and you should be good to go!! Thanks.