Recipe Courtesy of Emeril Lagasse


2 packages instant yeast
1/2 cup warm water
3 tablespoons butter, melted
3 egg yolks
1 to 1 1/2 cups milk
2 cups flour, plus up to 2 additional cups to make batter thick
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Vegetable oil for frying
Confectioners' sugar

In a medium bowl, whisk the yeast and water together. Add the butter and eggs. Whisk well. Add the flour, sugar and salt. Whisk well. Add the milk, a little at a time until the mixture resembles a batter. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rest for 1 hour. Preheat the oil to 360 degrees F. Using a spoon drop the batter into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels. Place the fried sweet dough in a paper bag and add powdered sugar. Shake the bag a couple of times and serve warm.

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