Ok. Let's get real here.
I'm going to issue you a
What I'm about to show you, introduce, knock your socks off with is cheap, easy, and really really really really really delicious. Oh yeah, and they are about a million calories each.
Turn away now if you prefer the boring side of life and only eat healthy stuff. (ok totally kidding…….kinda……)
For the rest of us, I now introduce to you:
I don't spend much time on Pinterest, but when I do, I chose a few gems here and there to pin for “down the road” when I don't have 3 kids screaming and yanking on me all the time (…so…maybe the year 2062?).
But I saw THIS pin and had to try it asap.
I didn't even take good pictures of the process because it had no instructions or description, just pictures. So naturally I didn't expect it to turn out so well. BOY was I wrong.
Here's how to enjoy the treat of the century:
1. Get yourself a can of biscuits. I got THIS kind, but her picture had honey butter biscuits. Mine turned out great though, so just go for the cheap-o Walmart ones:
2. Heat up some oil. I used vegetable oil, and I put a few cups in the pot (maybe 4-6?). Let the oil get REALLY hot; if it's not hot enough it'll just make your donuts greasy. A trick I learned is to put the handle of a wooden spoon into the middle of the oil. If bubbles rapidly flow around the handle, then it's hot enough. Thanks for that one Rachel Ray!
3. Cut your biscuits into 1/4 pieces. Drop them into the oil, I did 5 or 6 at a time. They cook really fast, probably less than 1 minute. Take them out when they get nice and brown. I used an oil strainer (like THIS ONE) to bob them around in the oil to get both sides fried evenly.
4. Set your donuts on a paper towel for a minute or two, then roll them in sugar (because they are just too low-fat as-is…)
P.S…this is a cell-phone pic, so you can see just how impressive they look. No photo-shop here, baby!
5. ENJOY. And thank me. Then hate me. Then thank me again.
So good, so easy! And sooo fast. Let's be honest, it took me longer to figure out how to open the dang can than it took to cook the things.
Great party food, eh? I know Olive Garden has a dessert similar to this (called Zeppoli), and they serve theirs with chocolate, caramel, and strawberry-esque dipping sauces. Not a bad idea…
Check out these other great recipes:
Try them and let me know if you enjoy them as much as we did!
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