County Fair Fried Dough Recipe

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County Fair Fried Dough
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  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Work in the cold butter, using a pastry blender, your fingers, or a mixer.
  3. Stir in the warm water to make a soft dough. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes.
  4. Divide the dough into eight pieces. Working with one piece at a time, roll into a thin 5 round, about 3/8 thick.
  5. Heat about 3/8 vegetable oil to 375°F in an electric frying pan, or in a pan over a burner. If you're using a 10 diameter pan, this is 2 cups of vegetable oil. If you're not using an electric frying pan, use a candy thermometer to take the temperature of the oil; or guesstimate it by seeing if the first piece of dough fries nicely in the time specified.
  6. Pick up one dough disk, and carefully lower it into the pan. Let it cook for 60 seconds (it'll puff up on top and become light brown on the bottom), then flip it over and cook until light brown on the other side, about 60 seconds. You don't want to cook these too dark; they'll become overly crisp.
  7. Remove from the oil and set on a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Place in a 200°F oven to keep warm while you make the remaining fried doughs.
  8. Serve warm, with maple syrup or cider syrup; confectioners' sugar, or cinnamon sugar; or the topping of your choice — some folks enjoy a savory version, with marinara sauce and cheese.
  9. TIP:.
  10. Peanut oil is our favorite deep-frying oil; it has a higher smoke point, and neutral flavor.
  11. Up to 1/4 of sugar may be added if desired.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 466.29 Kcal (1952 kJ)
Calories from fat 25.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.88g 4%
Cholesterol 7.63mg 3%
Sodium 219.53mg 9%
Potassium 127.15mg 3%
Total Carbs 96.51g 32%
Dietary Fiber 0.03g 0%
Protein 8.03g 16%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 55.1mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 255.07 Kcal (1068 kJ)
Calories from fat 14.16 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.57g 4%
Cholesterol 4.18mg 3%
Sodium 120.08mg 9%
Potassium 69.55mg 3%
Total Carbs 52.79g 32%
Dietary Fiber 0.01g 0%
Protein 4.39g 16%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 30.2mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.6
  • 12

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol,
  • sugar free

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