Whenever you have a hankering for the delicious buttery flavor of Boardwalk or County Fair sweet fried dough, make it at home. It's easy and healthier without deep, fat frying. (About 1¾ C oil will be left to reuse for many more batches). Store drained and cooled oil for another use.
- 2 cups high-smoke point oil
- 1 pound packaged all-purpose or pizza/bread dough ball
- Honey and sprinkles
- ½ cup cinnamon/sugar mix (3-1 ratio)
- Cut dough ball in half.
- On a floured surface, roll half of the dough ball ¼-inch thin. Stamp out stars with cookie cutters.
- Pull 1- inch pieces from remaining dough ball and roll into little balls about 1-inch in diameter or desired size.
- In a deep-sided skillet with Teflon™ nonstick coating, preheat oil on medium to 350 °F (177 °C). Use the wood skewer dip test if you don't have a thermometer*.
- Add dough in batches without crowding them in the pot; cook a few minutes until light brown and puffy for bombs, or crispy for stars, turning each bomb or star once.
- Remove with slotted spoon and drain on paper towel.
- Brush honey onto stars; add sprinkles.
- Shake balls in cinnamon/sugar mix in paper bag or fill with chocolate, jam, or another filling.
*Use this quick dip test to confirm the oil is hot enough. Dip a wooden skewer into the oil, and when tiny bubbles form around it, the oil has reached the correct temperature.