Potato Donut Holes

posted by jewel 11-04-100 8:34 PM

Potato Donut Holes

4 potatoes, peeled
1/3 cup margarine, melted
2 cups white sugar
3 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Wash and peel potatoes. If using large potatoes cut them in half. Place potatoes in a medium sauce pan covered with water. Cook over medium heat until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain, cool and mash.

In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cup mashed potatoes with butter or margarine, eggs, buttermilk and vanilla; beat until smooth.

In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to the potato mixture; stirring until well combined. Refrigerate batter for 1 hour.

Fill a 2 to 4 quart sauce pan 1 to 2 inches deep with vegetable oil and heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Form the chilled batter in 1 tablespoon size balls. Use a spoon to carefully slide the potato balls into the hot oil. Let cook until brown, turn and cook opposite side. Remove from oil, briefly drain on paper towels and roll in powdered sugar. Serve hot.

Makes 4 dozen

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