Grandma Clarks Fried Donuts

READY IN: 13mins
Recipe by MinnMomof2

These are my grandma Clark's donuts. Our family LOVES them! They always go over quickly. I also entered them into the local fair and won a blue ribbon with them! They actually do last more than 1-2 days and taste OK although soggy. I prefer them fresh, warm, and crunchy. The yield is just a guess, I never remember how many they make and by the time I think to count half are gone:) I fry mine 3 at a time in a fry daddy in vegetable oil, my grandma uses a square electric skillet and fries 4-6 at a time.

Top Review by Just J

I loved this recipe, easy to follow and quick to make. I did not have a donut dropper, so I used my cookie scoop and this gave me a good amount of large sized donut holes. My husband LOVED the glazed ones, but ran out of glaze and shook them in some superfine sugar. I prefered them with the sugar. All and all the perfect sunday morning donut! Thank you for a great recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix sugar, spices, salt, and baking powder.
  2. Add shortening and vanilla; mix.
  3. Add eggs, mix.
  4. Add milk and flour; mix.
  5. Drop into hot oil using donut dropper. (if mixture is too thick mix in a bit of milk-too thin a bit of flour).
  6. Fry in oil turning when first crack appears. -be careful not to crowd.
  7. Remove and place on either a drying rack or brown paper bag to drain oil.
  8. Ice while warm with powdered sugar icing.

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