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Potato Donut Holes

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings
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  • PREP

    1 hr 30 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs

Directions

  1. Wash and peal potatoes. If using large potatoes cut them in half. Place potatoes in a medium sauce pan covered with water. Cook over medium heat until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain, cool, and mash.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cup mashed potatoes with butter or margarine, eggs, buttermilk and vanilla; beat until smooth. In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to the potato mixture; stirring until well combined. Refrigerate batter for 1 hour.
  3. Fill a 2 to 4 quart sauce pan 1 to 2 inches deep with vegetable oil and heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Form the chilled batter in 1 tablespoon size balls. Use a spoon to carefully slide the potato balls into the hot oil. Let cook until brown, turn, and cook opposite side. Remove from oil, briefly drain on paper towels, and roll in powdered sugar. Serve hot.
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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May 13, 2010

My Mother made these for years. She is 90 years old now. I was checking to see if the recipe was here. She learned this from her grandmother. Her recipe uses 2 cups of mashed potatoes, 1.5 sugar, 2 eggs, 4 tlbsp shortening, 4 tblsp powered buttermilk, 4-6 cups of flour, 2 teaspn baking powder, 1 teaspn nutmeg 1teaspn baking soda, 1 teaspn salt 1 cup of water. She made donuts and the holes were a plus. Everyone I knew loved them, and they would disappear fast. They are as good as any donut shop has.

 
May 12, 2004

bad.

 

5 Ratings

Jun 02, 2004

I lowered the amount of baking soda to 3 tsp. for my elevation of over 2500 feet and it worked great. I tried using lemon, cherry and also strawberry extracts instead of vanilla with very good results. Nut and butter flavoring works the best we think though. I really like these. They remind me of childhood.

 
Nov 09, 2006

ok, not as good as expected

 
Mar 02, 2013

Delicious!! I make these vegan and gluten free and they still turn out great! The modifications that I make are: 1/2 oat flour (or ground oatmeal in my Vitamix), 1/2 Bob's Red Mill all purpose g/f flour, ground flax seed/water mixture for eggs, organic cane sugar for white sugar, and sour almond milk for buttermilk. I rolled the holes in cinammon and sugar when they were done and everyone loved them!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 132 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.9 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 3.6 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 154 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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