It is with great pleasure that I bring you the first in a series of weekly posts entitled Fryday. Get it? Because everything is better fried and we owe it to ourselves after a long week. TGIF.
And oh what a week I’ve had, but I don’t need to bother you with that. Just know that I went to Orlando. in August. for work. and didn’t go to Disney World.
I’m happy to be back and happy to have these churros waiting for me at home.
I’d never fried anything before, and probably for good (and healthy) reason, but I think this is going to be something that I’ll learn to pick up quickly. There are those who have a knack for sports. I’ve got a thing for making overindulgent foods.
These churros were the perfect thing to make for my first try. I used the most straightforward recipe that I could find, made a small tweak by adding a little bit of sugar to the dough, piped the dough into short 2-inch strands, fried, dried, dipped in cinnamon sugar (most crucial part), and voila!
They’re far from perfect-looking, but I think that just adds to their homemade charm.
They were an overall success and I’m already looking forward to next Fryday and the Fryday after. Fried rice, fried chicken, fried cupcakes? The possibilities are endless.
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 eggs, beaten
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- To make the churro dough: Combine water with the butter and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.
- Once boiled, stir in flour. Reduce heat to low and stir vigorously until the mixture forms a ball, about 1 minute.
- Remove the dough from the heat and gradually beat the eggs into the dough.
- Fill a tall pan with 2 inches of vegetable oil, let it heat up to 360 degrees.
- Once heated, pipe out dough with a larger tip, preferably with grooves, to sizes of your liking (I did 2 inches).
- Drop into heated oil and fry until golden brown, 3-4 minutes.
- Place freshly fried churros on a paper towel to dry.
- Once dry, mix the sugar and cinnamon and roll and cover the churros in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.