Drop Doughnuts Recipe
- 1/2 cup mashed potatoes (mashed with milk and butter)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- Oil for deep-fat frying
- Additional sugar or confectioners' sugar, optional
- 1. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, sugar, egg, sour cream and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; stir in potato mixture.
- 2. Heat oil in an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer to 375°. Drop teaspoonfuls of batter, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels; roll in sugar while warm. Yield: 3 to 3-1/2 dozen.
2 doughnuts (calculated without additional sugar) equals 88 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 59 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.
Reviews for Drop Doughnuts
"This recipe for small crunchy donuts was just what I was looking for I served them with lemon sauce. If they had been more flavorful they would not have worked with the lemon sauce. Very good thanks for sharing."
"These were surprisingly good. Made them in the evening and had the leftovers for breakfast. I did add cinnamon and nutmeg, as suggested by donnajewett for a little more flavor and they were great!"
"quick, easy and great tasting - I will add a little salt next time though"
"I gone to try to instead or vanilla use Bacon and roll in chopped pecans"
"These are very good and easy to make. I wonder if they could be made with rice flour, as I have a Celiac person in the family."
"Tastes great with the cinnamon and nutmeg added to the batter and great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes after the holidays."
"I would make the recipe again but add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg to the batter to add more flavor. Texture and ease of making was great!"
"Very interesting. I am going to try these."
"This brings back memories.Years Ago they were called Spud-nuts and there were shops that sold them. Mom worked at one . I think as I remember there would have been vanilla and a small amount of Cinnamon and nutmeg in them. That would give them more flavor. They were fried in peanut oil.I made a batch and had a cup of coffee and had a lot of old memories Mary S"
"I was really excited to make these, however, my family and I found them to be lacking in flavor. I think I will stick with my other doughnut recipe."
"We LOVE this recipe!! Very quick and easy. I rolled them in cinnamon and sugar and we are going to try adding cinnamon to batter!! Going to make second batch this morning."
"This recipe is so easy and so good. I used red potatoes left over from a corned beef dinner. I ran out of vanilla extract so I used lemon instead. They were very yummy."
"My husband was surprised how quickly these doughnuts were too make. I used instant mashed potatoes with butter & milk made in the microwave. Don't make too big or they could be doughy. Good plain too."
"My husband was surprised how quickly these doughnuts were too make. Don't make too big or they could be doughy. Good plain too."
"These were so light and so good! Will be making these often now. Thanks!!"
"I have used this recipe for years and in a move lost my book. I am so glad that I now have it again. A huge winner and need for Channukkah!!"