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Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Doughnuts Recipe

Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Doughnuts Recipe

My relatives have been making these tasty doughnuts for years. The potatoes keep them moist, and the glaze provides just the right amount of sweetness. —Marlene Reichart, Leesport, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 50 min. YIELD:48 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups mashed potatoes or riced potatoes (without added milk, butter or seasonings)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 5 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 5 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, milk, eggs and butter. Combine the sugar, baking powder and 2 cups flour; stir into potato mixture. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour.
  • 2. Divide dough in half. Turn each half onto a lightly floured surface; roll to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-3/4-in. doughnut cutter.
  • 3. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels.
  • 4. In a small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over warm doughnuts. Yield: about 4 dozen.

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vannesashelly User ID: 8299168 223108
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2015

"Cups? How many ml is that?"

motherpurebred User ID: 551574 40230
Reviewed May. 13, 2012

"Very good!"

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