Fried Dough with Powdered Sugar

There’s nothing better than fried dough with powdered sugar. Every single country around the world has their own version of fried dough so I know you will be able to relate. In Bulgaria we have something called “Mekitzi” or “Ponichki” which are similar in taste. This super lazy version is much easier to make and hits the spot. Fried dough, pizza fritte, fried doughnuts, zeppole, sfinci, are just a few names of fried dough depending on what part of Italy you’re from. Fried pizza dough is made in a variety of ways, depending upon where you live. These fluffy delicious bites of heaven will have you and your guests begging for more!

Fried dough with powdered sugar by the modern nonna fried dough with powdered sugar

Fried Dough with Powdered Sugar

Themodernnonnathemodernnonna
This super lazy version is much easier to make and hits the spot. Fried dough, pizza fritte, fried doughnuts, zeppole, sfinci, are just a few names of fried dough depending on what part of Italy you're from.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Servings 12 doughnuts

Ingredients
  

  • 700 grams pizza dough any you like
  • oil for frying I used sunflower oil, but you can use any
  • powdered sugar
  • dusting of flour if the dough sticks

Instructions
 

  • Take the dough and divide it into 12 equal pieces. I rip equal size pieces with my hand, but you can use a pastry cutter or a knife to be precise.
  • Roll the dough into dough ball with your hands, and shape/stretch it out so that it looks like a flat disc. The disc should be thin. Dust each one with flour if it sticks to your hands.
  • In a pan with high sides, heat up the oil and make sure it “shimmers." You can test the oil by placing in the tip of a wooden spoon, and if it bubbles, it's ready.
  • Don't overcrowd the pan, cook 3 or 4 doughnuts at a time. As soon as I place them in, I reduce the heat to medium and fry for 2 minutes on each side or until golden.
  • Set on paper towel, dust with icing sugar and enjoy.

Video

Notes

You can use a large round cookie cutter to cut out the dough or you can simply rip the dough with your hands, roll it into a ball, and shape/stretch the dough into thin round disks.
Feel free to use any high smoke point oil, I used sunflower because avocado oil is very expensive. I filled my skillet with oil to the halfway mark. I didn’t measure, but I used about 4-6 cups of oil. 
The oil should be heated to 375F, but I just wait for it to shimmer. Feel free to use a thermometer if you need to
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One Response

  1. 5 stars
    These are SO easy and fun. We dipped.some of the donuts Into chocolate and then covered in powdered sugar for fun. So great and versatile

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