Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 mins
These are SO yummy! They're not a lot of work, because you can cheat & use instant mashed potatoes. I always think I should half the recipe - but always decide not to - and they disappear SO quick! ENJOY!
- 2 cups hot mashed potatoes (mashed w/ milk & butter - OR - use 2 c. prepared instant mashed potatoes for a quicker take on this)
- 2 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine, melted
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 6 1⁄2-7 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- cooking oil
Quick Fudge Frosting
- 1 lb confectioners' sugar
- 1⁄2 cup baking cocoa
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup boiling water
- 1⁄3 cup butter or 1⁄3 cup margarine, melted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, combine potatoes, sugar, buttermilk and eggs.
- Stir in butter, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and enough of the flour to form a soft dough.
- Turn onto a lightly floured surface; pat out to 3/4" thickness (using just your hands- don't roll w/ rolling pin!) Cut w/ a 2 1/2" floured doughnut cutter.
- In an electric skillet, heat 1" of oil to 350.
- Fry the doughnuts for 2 minutes per side or until browned.
- Place onto paper towels to drain.
- For frosting, sift sugar, cocoa and salt into a large bowl.
- Dip tops of warm doughnuts in the frosting.
These were so yummy! Very easy to make with a great flavor; no potato taste at all. I didn't do the cutout part (I'm lazy), instead I just dropped spoonfuls into the oil. If the spoonfuls were too large I just pressed them down after I flipped them to make sure the middle cooked through. Skipped the frosting and just sprinkled with powdered sugar, but I think the frosting would be better since the donuts aren't very sweet on their own. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!
These didn't work out at all. The consistency was terrible, and I was unable to even turn the dough on a board. It was a sticky mess. I tried to just make 'cakes' in the pan by spoonfuls, just to save the recipe and not waste all of the ingredients, but that didn't turn out, either. Sorry to be so harsh, but this didn't work for our family.