Fried Dough

What's not to love about fried dough? It's greasy, crispy, chewy and often filled or covered with copious amounts of sugar. The world craves fried dough so much that almost every country has its own version—more than one in some places. France does beignets (as does New Orleans). Italy has perfected the zeppole. Spain and Latin America can't get enough of churros (some versions are even filled). And then there's the US: the land of state fairs, doughnuts and funnel cake. F&W's guide will help you appreciate all the creative ways humans have come up with to fry dough, plus pointers on the best frying methods and recipes from all over the world.

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This Fried napolitano snack is flavored with anchovies—“a familiar ingredient throughout the Campania region,” according to the book. “These miniature, preserved fish typically add a subtle, umami flavor” (as when added to a sauce like puttanesca) but they “can also lend a more pronounced bite to many regional dishes,” like these salty fritters.  Adapted from Naples and the Amalfi Coast (Phaidon, $39.95 US/$49.95 CAN, April 2017)   Slideshow: More Anchovy Recipes
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How to Make Apple Cider Doughnuts

Some chefs can’t stop playing with their food. Consider Alex Talbot and Aki Kamozawa, the innovators behind a blog called Ideas in Food and the partners at Curiosity Doughnuts in Stockton, New Jersey. Why the name Curiosity? “Because it fuels everything we do,” says Kamozawa. To perfect their signature hand-rolled cider doughnuts, they tinkered endlessly with the texture, finally borrowing a technique from Japanese milk bread. The simultaneously moist and tender results put standard farmers’ market cider doughnuts to shame. The only way to improve on perfection? A luscious glaze or a roll in cinnamon-cardamom sugar. Fresh out of the fryer, these babies are straight-up mind-blowing. Here’s how to make your own batch.—Tina Ujlaki
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Crispy fritters, whether savory or sweet, are one of our favorite party foods. We love to use seafood, like lobster, scallops and shrimp to make summery snacks, or take a sweeter approach with fresh fruit and creamy ricotta. Here, our best fritter recipes.
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5 Fried Desserts to Make This Fall

Fried oreos and flan cake are just a few of the decadent fried desserts you can find at the Texas State Fair, which kicks off today. If you can't make it to Dallas, here are five fried desserts to make at home that are equally delicious.
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How to Make Homemade Doughnuts

Two Seattle bakers—Top Pot Doughnuts owners Mark and Michael Klebeck—with a cult following inspire DIY devotees at home with their homemade doughnut recipes.
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These delicious recipes include fluffy yeast doughnuts and molasses-cinnamon cake doughnuts.
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