Portuguese Doughnuts Tips
How do you make sure the oil is the right temperature for frying Portuguese doughnuts?
Before you get started, make sure you're using one of the best oils for frying
. Then, use a thermometer to make sure the oil is the right temperature for frying. Clip a deep-fry thermometer to the side of your pot and look for it to reach 375°F. If you don’t have a thermometer, you can test the oil by dropping a small piece of dough into the preheated oil. If it bubbles and starts to brown, the oil is likely hot enough.
How do you eat Portuguese doughnuts?
Portuguese doughnuts are often eaten plain, rolled in sugar or served with maple syrup. You can also enjoy them dusted with cinnamon sugar instead of plain sugar, flavored with lemon zest or served with sweet preserves. No matter what toppings you use, the doughnuts are best enjoyed fresh and warm. Simply take a bite or use your hands to tear off a piece. They’re fantastic as a breakfast doughnut, especially when dunked into coffee. If you’re not ready to eat all of them, don't worry: You can freeze doughnuts
Are there different types of Portuguese doughnuts?
There are several different types of Portuguese doughnuts that vary in shape and filling. Some of the different variations of these delicacies are felozes
(also spelled filhos
. These terms refer to similar light, fluffy doughnuts, and sometimes they're used interchangeably. Another popular type is the bola de Berlim, which is a doughnut filled with custard or fruit jam. —Lindsay Mattison, Taste of Home Food Writer
1 doughnut: 89 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.