Breakfast/Brunch Dessert

Potato Donuts (Spudnuts)

  • Ready Time: 50min
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  • Prep Time: 30min
    Cook Time: 20min
  • Cuisine: American
  • Serves: 24
    Prep Method: Pan Fried
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Description

Recipe by: Potatoes USA

A time honored tradition of making donuts using mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes create donuts that are moist, decadent, and delicious.

Ingredients

Mashed Potatoes

  • 3/4 cup (50g) Dehydrated Potato Flakes
  • 1 cup (240ml) Hot Water
  • ¼ cup (60ml) Buttermilk

Donuts

  • 8 grams Instant Yeast
  • 1 cup (240 ml) Warm Buttermilk (Whole Milk with a tablespoon (15g) of apple cider vinegar, can be subbed)
  • 1-1/2 cups (270 grams Prepared Mashed Potatoes (from above)
  • 3 each (145g) Large Eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup (65g) Melted Unsalted Butter
  • 2 cups (450g) Granulated Sugar
  • 4 teaspoons (10g) Baking Powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons (5g) Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon (2g) Nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 6 cups (860g) All Purpose Flour
  • As Needed Vegetable Oil for Frying

Icing Glaze

  • 1-1/2 cups (172g) Powdered Sugar (Confectioners Sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) Whole Milk
  • 1 teaspoon (10g) Vanilla Extract

Preparation
Prep Time: 30min | Cook Time: 20min

  1. To make the mashed potatoes, pour the hot water into a medium-sized bowl and add the potato flakes, fold them into the water until hydrated and add the buttermilk.  Stir till combined and allow to sit until cool.
  2. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm buttermilk.  Add the mashed potatoes, eggs, and the melted butter.  Add the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and half of the flour.
  3. Stir the mixture until smooth and well combined.  Stir in the remaining flour and fold together using a rubber spatula until a soft dough comes together.  DO NOT KNEAD. Cover the dough and allow it to rest/proof for 2 hours (Inactive time).
  4. Once the dough has rested turn the dough out onto a floured surface.  Roll the dough to ½ inch thick. Using a round cutter cut the donuts, then using a smaller round cutter punch out the holes of the donuts.
  5. Heat the oil to 325 F. Fry the donuts a few at a time, about 2 minutes per side or until golden.  Transfer the cooked donuts to a wire rack to cool.
  6. While the donuts cool make the icing glaze.  Combine the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla in a bowl and whisk till combined.  At this point flavorings and colors can be added to the glaze.  Allow the donuts to cool completely before icing.
  7. To ice the donuts, simply dip one side of your cooled donut into the icing.  Invert, garnish with sprinkles if desired, and allow them to set on a wire rack for 3-5 minutes before enjoying.

Nutrition

Calories310
Fat8g
Sodium210mg
Cholesterol30
Carbohydrates54g
Fiber1g
Protein5g
Potassium62mg
Sugar24g

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