Olie Bollen (Dutch Fritters)

READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
Recipe by Duane and Ginger Va

I live in Holland, Michigan and these are just a few of the "traditional" recipes I've collected from people I know who probably brought them from "the old country." Enjoy!

Top Review by DutchMZ

No stars way to runny for olie bollen! I think 3/4 cups water is to much. I make olie bollen all the time, dough needs to clump together so when you deep fry you get a round ball...bollen.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in water.
  2. let stand in warm place for 30 minutes.
  3. Combine eggs, milk, syrup, raisins and yeast mixture in large kettle. Sift flour and salt into mixture and mix well for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Test a spoonful of dough to see if it will fall in lump form from the spoon.
  5. If not, add a little more water or milk.
  6. Let rise in warm place for 2 hours.
  7. Drop by tablespoonful into deep, hot fat. Fry until brown.

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