Croquiqnolles

Course : Cajun
Serves: 18
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Ingredients:

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
4 large eggs
4 1/2 cups flour -- self-rising, sifted
3 Cup vegetable oil for deep-frying
 

Preparation / Directions:

1. In large mixing bowl, blend sugar and water; stir in nutmeg. 2. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. 3. Gradually blend in enough flour to make a stiff dough that can be easily handled. 4. Turn out onto lightly floured surface; divide in half. 5. Roll out each half 1/2-inch thick. 6. With floured 2 1/2-inch doughnut cutter, cut out doughnuts. 7. Heat oil to 375F.; deep-fry doughnuts until golden brown, turning once. 8. Drain thoroughly on paper towels. 9. Dust with sugar, is desired. NOTE: New Orleans is known for its fried cakes. The name derives from the French verb "croquer, " to crunch.


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