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Rollkuchen (Mennonite Fritters)

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"A variation of a traditional Mennonite recipe, these deep-fried pastries typically are served with slices of cold watermelon. It's a wonderful combination on hot summer days or at picnics."
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35 m servings 80
Original recipe yields 16 servings


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  1. Place eggs in a large mixing bowl, and beat until frothy. Gradually beat in the flour and salt to make a soft dough. Roll out the dough to be fairly thin, about 1/8 inch, and cut into 2 inch by 5 inch strips. Cut a slit down the center of each strip, and twist so one end slides through the slit and makes a loop.
  2. Heat 1 1/2 inches of oil in a deep skillet (or use a deep-fat fryer) over medium-high heat, 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Cook dough in small batches in preheated oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 80 calories; 3.8 9 2.4 35 159 Full nutrition

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Ahhh Rollkuchen. Rollkuchen und erbooze ( Rollkucken and watermelon) 2 quick wee notes. If you make them by hand as is the above recipe , well, most Mennonites still use lard or crisco to f...

I come from a Mennonite family. I love RollKuchen! Our favorite way to enjoy them is dipped in jam (any flavour) or corn syrup. Thank you for sharing a part of mennonite cuisine with the world :)

It tastes really good with honey and watermelon!

being from a Mennonite background, this was one of my favorites at my grandmas during the summer. we often ate them fresh and with syrup, as well as with watermelon... yumm!

I just love Rollkuchen and hadn't made it in years. When in Belize we ordered fry jacks and to my pleasure it was what they called Rollkuchen so every morning for breakfast I had that with wate...

MMM... haven't had this in years!!!

These are very close to the ones my mom used to make when I was a kid! I haven't had them in years! I don't know if anyone else ever did this but we used to dip them in white vinegar mixed int...