I feel almost dirty for posting this. Do you ever get a craving for funnel cakes and the fair is months away? Or do you ever break all your own advice and wander through the grocery store while your belly rumbles? Well, that’s what happened tonight. Apparently I’m in denial that I’m running a 5k tomorrow or perhaps I’m carb loading. Yes, that must be it, carb loading.
These are hands down the most simple powdered doughnuts on the planet. Oh, don’t even bother to get intimidated, there are all of three ingredients.
- Refrigerated biscuits
- Powdered Sugar
- Vegetable oil*
In a heavy skillet or frying pan, heat an inch of oil to about 325F. It doesn’t have to be spot on. This part is boring and takes a ridiculously long time, so entertain yourself, however you can. I recommend reading through our archives. Entertaining and educational, it’s win-win I say.
After you’ve bored yourself silly and the oil is somewhere around the 300F mark, pop open the tube of biscuits. Dig through your kitchen cupboards or tool drawers and find something round. I swiped the cap from a martini shaker. There are no silly rules about whether you should only press or twist. Just make a hole and save the dough. You’ll want the doughnut holes, too. Throwing them away would be sacrilege. Seriously.
Now that the oil is hot, add a doughnut. It’ll sink to the bottom, then float.
After a minute, flip it over.
After another minute place it on a paper towel to drain.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.
*Don’t throw away the cooking oil. Strain it through cheese cloth or a fine mesh filter and store in a sealed container until next time. Keep your oil in a cool dry place and it will be good up to 3 months. If a burnt flavor or an off odor develops, discard and use fresh oil. Heavily seasoned foods will affect the flavor of your oil. Consider keeping separate oil different uses. This goes double, no triple for frying fish.