• Cooking Time: 15-30 minutes each
  • Servings: 24
  • Preparation Time: 2 minutes or less
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar*
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutemg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter milk
  • oil for frying^
  1. Beat the eggs with sugar and shortening. Add the potatoes (instant left over ones are fine!) and lemon zest. Sift or mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt together. Add this flour mixture to the potatoe mixture, alternating with the buttermilk. Place dough on a floured surface. Roll to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with doughnut cutter and drop inot oil that's been heated to 365 f in a deep fat fryer, a wok or a deep skillet. Fry on both sides, turning over once. Remove and drain on paper towels. Glaze if you wish or frost.
  2. ^ try baking them. The recipe doesn't say to bake them, but I think, it's do able. * A sugar substitute can be used with out altering the flavor and taste of the doughnuts!
Under a different. but copy righted, name these treats are from the Cat Who Played Post Office and the first Cat Who Cook Book. They are actual potato doughnuts and simple to make. They go great with coffee, tea or orange juice!