Fried Biscuits

READY IN: 22mins
Recipe by ellie_

Deep fried biscuits not for for dieters but delicious for breakfast or with soup. These can also be made ahead and reheated. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (July 1980)

Top Review by YungB

Excellent! I made these today. I didn't know what to expect but I was very very happy when they came out so light and tender and airy. Note: make sure you roll out the dough thin as stated. Otherwise, the biscuits will come out heavy.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 12 teaspoons yeast
  • 2 cups warm milk
  • 14 cup shortening (Crisco)
  • 3 12-4 12 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • oil (for deep frying)


  1. Dissolve yeast in milk and let stand 10 minutes or until foamy.
  2. Stir in shortening.
  3. Gradually add flour, sugar and salt and mix until smooth.
  4. Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap and let stand until doubled (2 hours).
  5. On a floured board roll dough into rectangle 1/4 inch thick.
  6. Heat oil in deep frying or large skillet to 375-degrees F.
  7. Cut dough with biscuit cutter (or use a drinking glass) and drop a few at a time into the oil.
  8. When biscuit is puffed and brown turn and brown other side.
  9. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  10. These can be made ahead and reheated in a 200-degree oven for 5-10 minutes.

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