How to make it

  • Prepare mashed potatoes.
  • Combine all ingredients except oil.
  • Chill dough for 2 hours.
  • Roll out dough to a half an inch thick. Cut into doughnut shapes.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or skillet until hot but not smoking.
  • Cook doughnuts in oil until brown, turn and cook the other side until brown.
  • May coat with a sprinkling of sugar and cinnamon.

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    " It was excellent "
    cherry_mom ate it and said...
    they were great, I doubled the nutmeg and cinnamon in my second batch and my family liked them even more
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    " It was excellent "
    zanna ate it and said...
    When I was young ,my mom made alot of of things out of leftover mashed potatoes.Fish patties, dinner rolls, potato pancakes,cake, and you guess it Donuts. LUV them all.
    She never wrote recipes down. Us kids now grown have to try to guess at the long ago recipes.

    Your recipe seems close to what I can remember.Will have to make the mashed potatoes like she used to make with can milk and butter.Dont know why my mom and women at that time had so much leftover mashed potatoes-unless they thought it a fast step for a second recipe.
    THANKS for sharing.
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  • ruskingirl 15 years ago
    You should try these, they are so good.
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    " It was excellent "
    cheryilyn ate it and said...
    for as far back as i can remember until the owner passed about 10 years ago there was a German bakery that we visited every time we went to the coast. the owner was a sweet German man that made out of the world pastry, but he was famous for his potato donuts. i haven't had one for 10 years.
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  • modmom50 15 years ago
    when I was growing up way back in the dark ages there was a chain of donut shops called Spudnuts that made their donuts out of potatoes. I wonder if this would be close to the taste of them because there has NEVER been a better donut made than Spudnuts thanks for the post.
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Wonderful post, love the sound of this, cake donuts are really good, brings back memories of when I was a child, every Halloween we had Apple Cider and cake donuts. Soooooo Yummie. You have my 5
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  • gramma58 15 years ago
    I knew that someday ANYTHING can become a doughnut if we tried hard enough! Viva La Doughnut! Seems easy too. I will be making.
    Thanks for posting.
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  • liezel 15 years ago
    Wow, interesting!
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