Every morning I ask my kids what they want for breakfast and 8 times out of 10 they say doughnuts. However, those can be super expensive more then once a month so I found this recipe on the Food Network a long long time ago and have been trying it periodically. I think this weekend I finally nailed it! My kids loved these and I was pretty happy with them.
Perfecting these has been slightly difficult as it really does matter what type of oil and sugar you use. I usually try to cook as cheaply as possibly and use whatever I have laying around, however, in this case make sure that you get the correct oil.
- PEANUT oil (I have heard that coconut oil is great too!)
- Cinnamon Sugar
- Grands original biscuits (although I have the “Flakey layers” shown, these are not the best to use)
- Step 1: Using some sort of round cookie cutter, cut the center out of the biscuit. Make sure that you are heating the oil as you are doing this. I heated mine to 350 degrees.
- Step 2: Deep fry biscuit until it turns a light golden brown.
- Step 3: Make sure to flip them using tongs and fry them until they are a light golden brown as well.
- Step 4: Once they are cooked, use tongs and remove them from the oil, place them on a paper towel for about a minute and then coat them in cinnamon sugar. (I used regular sugar in the picture because Emberlynn does not seem to like cinnamon, but I made a batch with cinnamon sugar and OMG yum!)
I used a deep fryer, but Paula Dean recommends a dutch oven. I have also tried a regular frying pan. All of the above works. My deep fryer is just easier for me.