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Delicious Potato Doughnuts Recipe

Makes 4 dozen doughnuts


  • 2 cups hot mashed potatoes (mashed with milk and butter)
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 1/2 to 7 cups all-purpose flour
  • Cooking oil
  • Fast Fudge Frosting:
  • 4 cups (1 pound) confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


1. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, sugar, buttermilk and eggs.
2. Stir in butter, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and enough of the flour to form a soft dough.
3. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; pat out to 3/4-inch thickness.
4. Cut with a 2-1/2-inch floured doughnut cutter.
5. In an electric skillet, heat 1 inch of oil to 350F.
6. Fry the doughnuts for 2 minutes per side or until browned.
7. Place on paper towels.
8. For frosting, sift sugar, cocoa and salt into a large bowl.
9. Stir in water, butter and vanilla.
10. Dip tops of warm doughnuts in frosting.


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Main Ingredient:Vegetable / Potato
Preparation Method:Deep Fry

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