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Olie Bollen (Fat Balls) - Netherlands

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Happy New Year everyone! Olie Bollen are traditionally eaten on New Year's Eve in the Netherlands, but you don't have to wait until than to make them.

Ingredients You'll Need

6 cups potato water
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons sea salt
½ cup butter
4 eggs
4 yeast cakes
12 cups all purpose flour
1 cup currants
1 cup golden sultanas
Vegetable oil for deep frying


Dissolve the yeast cakes in lukewarm water.

In a large stainless bowl mix all the ingredients into a soft dough.

Let sit in warm place, till it raises double in size.

Drop dough by spoonful in hot oil in a deep fryer, fry until golden.

Very important that you don't overcrowed the olie bollen.

Drain oliebollen on a large platter covered with paper towels.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Smaaklijk Eten!

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