Sata Andagi (Okinawan Doughnuts)

"These are found basically everywhere on Okinawa, very thick and hearty little doughnut balls! Got this off a local okinawan recipe site."
photo by Mrs Goodall photo by Mrs Goodall
photo by Mrs Goodall
Ready In:
3 dozen




  • In a deep fryer or deep skillet, heat oil to 350 F or until hot.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk, and vanilla. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Add to egg mixture; stir until dry ingredients are moistened and dough is smooth.
  • Drop teaspoonfuls of dough into the hot oil; fry until golden brown and doughnuts rise to the surface.
  • Drain on paper towel lined plates and serve hot, but they are also good cooled down, you can buy them either way there on Okinawa!

Questions & Replies

  1. This recipe was great! During the course of frying, however, the dough became softer (became almost a sticky batterI) and became harder to drop "teaspoonfuls" into the oil. I'm wondering if it was because I had the dough vessel close to the fryer. Perhaps I should keep the vessel in an ice bath?
  2. I want to make chocolate flavored Sata Andagi is there a different recipe, or would i just add a certain amount of cocoa powder?


  1. Made these the other night and my kids love them. I had to hide some so that I could eat with coffee.. Thank you!!!!
  2. This was great. Slightly Crispy on the outside, and nice and cakey on the inside. It took some time to get the hang of frying it, but once I did, it was smooth sailing. Only change I made to this was I increased the salt to 1 teaspoon. Next time I think I will also reduce the sugar to 3/4 of a cup as this was a tad too sweet. Thank you this was delicious, and exactly what I was looking for.
  3. When these are right out of the pan and hot, drizzled with a little honey...5 big stars! Loved 'em. I made a bunch of small batches and so got to experiment...first I made them too big...definitely make them smaller than you think. Found that 2 minutes and 45 seconds to 3 minutes was the perfect amount to fry them (once I got the size right!) These were fun and yummy, thanks Jessica!
  4. Made these doughnuts for my kids and they love it!!! I will definately make them again!!!


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