Lynnda Cloutier


A very popular snack food From El Zorro's restaurant

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1 cup water
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup flour
4 eggs
1/4 tsp. lemon extract or juice
oil for deep frying
sifted powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix the water, salt, sugar and butter or margarine in a pan and bring to a full boil, stirring constantly. Add flour mixing thoroughly. Remove from heat, mix til smooth and dough comes away from sides of pan. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing til smooth. Stir in lemon and cool.
Heat oil in deep skillet. Fill cake decorator with dough and put on a 1/2 inch star tip. Push out 7 inch long ribbons of dough, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry 5 minutes while turning til golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels. While warm, roll in powdered sugar. Best eaten while warm. Goes well with coffee.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Desserts