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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

  • Cook dough in small batches in preheated oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

80 calories; protein 2.4g 5% DV; carbohydrates 9g 3% DV; fat 3.8g 6% DV; cholesterol 34.9mg 12% DV; sodium 158.7mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2008
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 fry them in. I use the Butter flavoured Crisco. The solid type not the oil and the flavour is marvelous. As well in a pinch I've substituted a cans of "Grands " biscuits any type and rolled each biscuit out with your roller then cut the same wee slit in the middle of the dough and turned bottom under top of slit. Again fantastic and super easy for those who are a wee bit timid around making a dough. White corn syrup is the trick and I warm it up a wee bit as well but maple syrup and jelly is great as well. I truly believe the key to the perfect Rollkucken is the Butter Crisco. As for the watermelon it truly goes well with it. I put me watermelon chilled in a glass with corn syrup and Vodka. What can I say? I'm a modern Mennonite. Plus I've been cooking all day. I deserve it. Cheers to all and GOD bless. From NV Read More
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2008
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 fry them in. I use the Butter flavoured Crisco. The solid type not the oil and the flavour is marvelous. As well in a pinch I've substituted a cans of "Grands " biscuits any type and rolled each biscuit out with your roller then cut the same wee slit in the middle of the dough and turned bottom under top of slit. Again fantastic and super easy for those who are a wee bit timid around making a dough. White corn syrup is the trick and I warm it up a wee bit as well but maple syrup and jelly is great as well. I truly believe the key to the perfect Rollkucken is the Butter Crisco. As for the watermelon it truly goes well with it. I put me watermelon chilled in a glass with corn syrup and Vodka. What can I say? I'm a modern Mennonite. Plus I've been cooking all day. I deserve it. Cheers to all and GOD bless. From NV Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2008
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:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2010
It tastes really good with honey and watermelon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2010
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 watermelon for breakfast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2008
MMM... haven't had this in years!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2011
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 into a paste with sugar. I know it sounds wierd but my mouth is watering just thinking about it!! Yum! Read More
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