Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 20 min.


1-1/2 dozen pastries

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
This crispy, dainty pastry dusted with confectioners' sugar has an eggy flavor similar to cream puffs. I honor my Ukrainian heritage by serving khrustyky on Christmas Eve as part of the traditional feast of 12 dishes. Each dish symbolizes one of the apostles. —Carol Funk, Richard, Saskatchewan


  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, egg yolks, cream and vanilla. Beat in sugar. Combine flour and salt; stir into the egg mixture just until smooth (dough will be soft). Divide into 4 portions.
  2. On a well-floured surface, roll out 1 portion to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut into 1-1/2-in. strips; cut strips diagonally into 3 pieces. Cut a 1-1/2-in. slit lengthwise into the center of each piece; pull 1 end of strip through slit to make a loop. Cover shaped pieces while rolling out and cutting the remaining dough.
  3. In a deep cast-iron or electric skillet, heat 2-3 in. of oil to 375°. Fry pastries, in batches, until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

1 pastry: 83 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.