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I grew up in Idaho, and one thing you can get in Idaho, is Spudnuts. Spudnuts are much better than doughnuts.   In Idaho, a spud is a potato, and of course, homemade anything is the best.  This recipe will make 2 dozen, 3 inch Spudnuts. Mine were over 3½ inches so I didn’t get so many.   Let’s make Spudnuts.

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Ingredients:
½ lb. russet potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed (don’t add butter or milk) (Learn how here:  http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Easy-Way-to-Peel-Boiled-Potatoes/)
¼ cup warm water
1 package active dry yeast (2 teaspoons)
¾ cup warm milk (I used ¾ cup warm water and 1 Tbsp. powdered milk)
¼ cup veg. oil (I used olive oil)
¼ cup sugar
1 egg
½ teaspoon salt
3½-4 cups flour
Extra oil for deep fat frying
Cooking spray (not shown)

Glaze recipe:
2 cups powdered sugar
1 ½ tablespoons of water
½ teaspoon of vanilla
 
I was thinking about making sweet potato (yam) spudnuts for thanksgiving but I'm wondering if there would be anything different. Does anyone have any ideas/tips?

Thanks!
craftknowitall (author)  cattibalistic1 year ago
Here is a recipe for sweet potato doughnuts:   http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/sweet-potato-doughnuts-with-maple-icing-recipe/index.html#!    Paula Deen's stuff is usually very good.  Good luck!
Yum!
ecsaul233 years ago
AWESOME! In my area in Mississippi they are called tatonuts and there is only one shop that sells them
craftknowitall (author)  ecsaul233 years ago
Then you are one lucky person. Thanks for looking.
i agree that idaho (born there) is awesome
Will always love Idaho. Thanks.
lmnopeas3 years ago
Yum! These look delicious!
craftknowitall (author)  lmnopeas3 years ago
Thanks
Ooh! Want, want, want!