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Rollkuchen (Mennonite Fritters) Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Rollkuchen (Mennonite Fritters)

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"A variation of a traditional Mennonite recipe, these deep-fried pastries typically are served with slices of cold watermelon. It's a wonderful combination on hot summer days or at picnics."

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Place eggs in a large mixing bowl, and beat until frothy. Gradually beat in the flour and salt to make a soft dough. Roll out the dough to be fairly thin, about 1/8 inch, and cut into 2 inch by 5 inch strips. Cut a slit down the center of each strip, and twist so one end slides through the slit and makes a loop.
  2. Heat 1 1/2 inches of oil in a deep skillet (or use a deep-fat fryer) over medium-high heat, 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Cook dough in small batches in preheated oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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Nov 06, 2008

Ahhh Rollkuchen. Rollkuchen und erbooze ( Rollkucken and watermelon) 2 quick wee notes. If you make them by hand as is the above recipe , well, most Mennonites still use lard or crisco to fry them in. I use the Butter flavoured Crisco. The solid type, not the oil, and the flavour is marvelous. As well , in a pinch, I've substituted a cans of "Grands " biscuits , any type, and rolled each biscuit out , with your roller, then cut the same wee slit in the middle of the dough, and turned bottom under top, of slit. Again fantastic, and super easy for those who are a wee bit timid around making a dough. White corn syrup is the trick, and I warm it up a wee bit, as well, but maple syrup and jelly is great as well. I truly believe the key to the perfect Rollkucken is the Butter Crisco. As for the watermelon, it truly goes well with it . I put me watermelon chilled , in a glass, with corn syrup and Vodka. What can I say? I'm a modern Mennonite. Plus I've been cooking all day. I deserve it. Cheers to all and GOD bless. From NV

Sep 11, 2008

I come from a Mennonite family. I love RollKuchen! Our favorite way to enjoy them is dipped in jam (any flavour) or corn syrup. Thank you for sharing a part of mennonite cuisine with the world :)


9 Ratings

Sep 09, 2008

being from a Mennonite background, this was one of my favorites at my grandmas during the summer. we often ate them fresh and with syrup, as well as with watermelon... yumm!

May 20, 2010

It tastes really good with honey and watermelon!

Dec 02, 2010

I just love Rollkuchen and hadn't made it in years. When in Belize we ordered fry jacks and to my pleasure it was what they called Rollkuchen so every morning for breakfast I had that with watermelon for breakfast.

Sep 08, 2008

MMM... haven't had this in years!!!

Jul 12, 2011

These are very close to the ones my mom used to make when I was a kid! I haven't had them in years! I don't know if anyone else ever did this but we used to dip them in white vinegar mixed into a paste with sugar. I know it sounds wierd but my mouth is watering just thinking about it!! Yum!


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  • Calories
  • 80 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 3.8 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 159 mg
  • 6%

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

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