Michael's Great-Grandmother's Fry Cakes

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Recipe by Nikki Kate

My husband believe it or not makes this recipe. It has been handed down from his Great Grandparents!! **Note: you have to use real buttermilk liquid in this. I try it with powdered buttermilk and the recipe wasn't the same.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Oil temperature should be at 375 degrees F.
  2. Add baking soda to the buttermilk. Let set while preparing the next steps.
  3. In a large bowl mix the sugar, crisco and egg.
  4. Add the baking powder, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to the flour in small bowl.
  5. Mix flour mixture and buttermilk alternately into egg mixture until mixture holds together. Add a little more flour if needed.
  6. Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead until it springs back when pushed inches.
  7. Roll out, cut with a doughnut cutter.
  8. Drop in hot crisco, which has been heated to 375 F for about 3 minutes.
  9. Turn the doughnuts after they come to the surface of grease (about 1 1/2 minutes) and cook other side (about 1 1/2 minutes).
  10. Drain on paper towels.

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