close

Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)

Categories

Select One (optional)

Image

(optional)

Show only results that have an image


Holiday

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Christmas
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Earth Day
  • Easter
  • Fall
  • Father's Day
  • Halloween
  • Jewish Holiday
  • Kwanzaa
  • Mother's Day
  • New Year's
  • Patriotic Holiday
  • Spring
  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Summer
  • Thanksgiving
  • Valentine's Day
  • Winter
  • Back to School
  • Birthdays
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
Cuisine Type

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • American
  • Amish
  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Jewish
  • Mexican
  • Southern
  • Tropical

Seasonal

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Cooking Method

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Casserole
  • Grilling
  • Microwave
  • No Bake
  • Oven
  • Pressure Cooker
  • Skillet
  • Slow Cooker
Cooking Time

Select One (optional)

Preparation Time

Select One (optional)

Chill Time

Select One (optional)

Number of Ingredients

Select One (optional)

Slow Cooker Time HIGH

Select One (optional)

Slow Cooker Time LOW

Select One (optional)

RecipeLion.com

Menu

New Orleans Easy Fried Dough

Updated June 14, 2018

Made famous on the streets of New Orleans, this fantastic sweet bread recipe is made with vanilla and the zest of an orange for an unforgettable flavor. Fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar, you can't stop at just one.


We're sharing more of our favorite recipes from the South (and beyond) here:





 



 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • oil, to fry
  • powdered sugar, to taste
  • 1/2 fresh orange zest (optional)

Instructions

  1. In saucepan over medium heat, combine water, butter, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring, until butter melts. Add flour all at once.
     
  2. Over low heat, cook and stir until mixture forms into a ball.
     
  3. Remove from heat and vigorously beat in eggs, one at a time, until mixture is smooth and shiny (similar to eclairs).
     
  4. Add vanilla and zest (if using), mixing well. Drop rounded teaspoonsful of dough into deep hot oil at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Correct frying temperature is very important.
     
  5. Fry the dough a few at a time until golden on all sides (they may turn themselves over in the oil). Remove with slotted spoon and drain on paper toweling. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Your Recently Viewed Recipes

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

This dough sounds really similar to cream puff and or churro dough, minus the zest...and I'm guessing that the orange zest gives it the perfect burst of flavor. Perhaps a pinch of cinnamon and ground cloves would be just what this recipe needs to give it that extra something special, and just a thought, but what if you were to candy some of the orange zest and mix it in with powdered sugar to sprinkle on top...it may really elevate this already delicious treat.

This sounds really intriguing. I've never had fried dough before, and the recipe sounds pretty simple to make. Time to crack open the Fry Daddy fryer and make up some of these. I'm curious if one could substitute almond extract for the vanilla extract and how those would turn out. The orange sounds great and I think I'd enjoy trying these with some lemon zest.

I can't eat fried dough unless I find a way to make it gluten free but I was intrigued by this recipe so I took a look. It looks truly awesome, I know my son will like it and so I will make it. I hope I can resist and not eat one.

I adore fried dough! Although I haven't yet made enough different varieties of fried dough, I grew up in Hawaii with something pretty similar. Working with dough all the time, I really like the fast and easy dough recipes, and this one looks like such a good one that I can't wait to start making these! These little fried dough balls might also be awesome made with a little bit of spice added in, or maybe lemon zest as well.

I've never had the original so I have nothing to compare to. Made about 22 little breads. Reminded me of a roujnd Mexican churro...a little goey almost undercooked on the inside, but good.

Close

Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Recipe of the Day

Amish Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll-Upsvideocam

Amish Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups might one of the best desserts you'll ever enjoy. This delicious Amish dessert recipe is… See more

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE your favorite recipes
  • ADD personal notes
  • GET fast cooking tips

 

Connect With Us

Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest Twitter
Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Keyword Index Privacy Policy Submit Your Recipes Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----

close

Images from other cooks

There are currently no images from other cooks.