Total Time
30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

These are best while still warm.

Directions

  1. Combine sugar, salt, shortening, and boiling water in a saucepan.
  2. Mix and bring to a rapid boil.
  3. Add flour all at once and mix and cook until thickened, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from heat. Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.
  5. Add vanilla extract.
  6. Force mixture through pastry tube onto greased paper, forming circles.
  7. Heat deep fat to 375 degrees F on frying thermometer.
  8. Carefully turn paper upside down so crullers will drop into fat.
  9. Fry and flip over until golden brown.
Most Helpful

These were so good! My hubby, who is the world's biggest cruller fan, went crazy for them! My only suggestion is to eat them hot. They just aren't as good when they cool off. Believe me, it won't be a hardship to finish them!

paynetamaz October 10, 2009