Filhos (Portuguese Donuts)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

My mother-in-laws recipe, who is 100% Portuguese.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring milk, butter and salt to boil. Remove from stove.
  2. Add flour and mix well.
  3. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well.
  4. Drop by teaspoonful into hot oil.
  5. Fry until brown. They will turn by themselves and pop open (no oil will enter them).
  6. Shake in a bag with sugar to coat.


Most Helpful

This was my 1st time to make these and they turned out just OK. I'll make them again but will add another 1/2 cup of flour to thicken the mix. With this recipe as it is now, when the batter (not dough) was poured into the hot veggie oil it "fractured" and the result was a lot of wasted batter. I feel that if I thicken the mixture next time, they'll be better and more enjoyable. I'll re-rate them then too.

Newbie Old Guy January 29, 2011

absolutely AMAZING!!! Thanks for sharing! Sure to become a favorite in our family!

Patti Cobbin January 26, 2010

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