Spudnuts

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This is an old family favorite, handed down for years, the outside of the doughnut is crisp and the inside is light and chewy. This does make a HUGE batch, first timers may want to half it. These are worth the effort.

1
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
80
Yield:
80 to 100 - doughnuts

Ingredients

  • 4 boiling potatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 3 cups milk

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup shortening

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 6 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 4 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast

  • 6 eggs

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, cover peeled potatoes with water. Bring water to a boil and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Let cool and mash.

  2. Scald the milk and add the sugar, shortening, 2 cups mashed potatoes and salt. Mix well.

  3. In an upright mixer with a dough hook attachment. Add the potato mixture, flour, lemon juice, lemon zest, water, yeast eggs and nutmeg. Mix until well mixed, dough will be a bit sticky. Cover and let rise until doubled in size.

  4. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface and cut with a doughnut cutter. Place the cut doughnuts on a greased baking sheet, cover and let rise until doubled in size.

  5. In a hot fryer or deep fry pan heat shortening or canola oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Carefully place 2 to 3 doughnuts in pan. Turn when lightly golden. Lift out when done and drain on paper towels. Glaze or roll in sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

86 Calories
3g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 80
Calories 86
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 79mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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