If you like Southern cooking and that homestyle feeling then you need to know about Christy’s blog, Southern Plate. I love her recipes. They remind me of the stuff my mom cooked when I was growing up… real food. Delicious food. And sometimes… fried food. Christopher and I live by the principle that we eat generally healthy at home so we can eat whatever we want when we go out. This means that in the 3.5 years we’ve been married, we’ve only fried something in our kitchen once… until this weekend.
You see, Christy has this recipe on her blog for the most simple doughnuts ever. Seriously. She calls them “Melt In Your Mouth Doughnuts“. When I realized how incredibly simple they were, I just had to make them. Especially when I realized that I could make them sugar free by using Splenda instead of sugar! 😀
Christy’s Melt in your Mouth Doughnuts
1 ten count can home-style biscuits (or your preference, just not flaky layers)
1/2 cup sugar (or Splenda!)
1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1 stick margarine, melted
vegetable oil for frying
1. Pour oil into skillet to the depth of a little less than 1/2 an inch and heat on medium to medium high for about five minutes. In a bowl, melt margarine. In a separate bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar (or Splenda).
2. Using a plastic bottle cap, cut the center out of each biscuit. Drop dough into hot oil, watching carefully and turning when golden. Once doughnuts are golden on both sides, remove to paper towel lined plate. Repeat until all dough is cooked, including doughnut holes.
3. Dip both sides of each doughnut into melted margarine, then press both sides into cinnamon sugar/Splenda mixture. Serve warm.
I haven’t had a doughnut in over 6 years. I had forgotten just how much I love them. I seriously ate 3 and at least 6 doughnut holes, haha! They were so good that Christopher asked if we could make them again the next day. 😉 Plus they are crazy fast the make. The longest part of it is waiting on the oil to heat up, because after that the oil cooks the dough super fast! If you aren’t opposed to frying food at home – I vote you try this. And even if you are normally not a big fry-foods-at-home-kinda-person… I still vote you try it. Believe me, they are delicious. Christy is a genius! Also, she has step-by-step instructions on this process on her blog, so check it out! 🙂