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How to Make Maria's Polish Paczki or Doughnuts

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Fry Polish Paczki in 350-Degree Oil
How to Fry Polish Paczki or Doughnuts

How to Fry Polish Paczki or Doughnuts

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    When all the dough has been cut, cover and let rise until doubled in bulk, 30 minutes or longer (usually by the time all the dough has been cut, the first paczki are ready to be fried). Pour about 2 inches of oil into a cast-iron skillet or heavy-bottomed pot and clip on a frying thermometer. Heat oil to 350 degrees.

  • Fry up to 6 paczki at a time for 3 minutes or until golden on the bottom. Flip with a skewer, tongs or a fork (without piercing the paczki), and fry the other side for about another 3 minutes or until golden, pressing down lightly with a fork. Watch carefully, because they can burn easily. Keep your eye on the thermometer and adjust the heat as needed to maintain 350 degrees.

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