This has long been a family tradition as an appetizer during the holidays. It's not the most healthy of foods, but is healthier than many other fried dough recipes out there since it's quick fried, and soaks up a lot less of the oil it's fried in. This is a recipe that's always a pleaser, and quite tasty when dipped in some sugar, or even by itself. The anchovy paste variant is my favorite. It doesn't taste like anchovy at all - instead it has a quite pleasant flavor, and almost omits the need for sugar dipping the finished product.