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Fried Dough

Fluffy fried dough topped with sugar - resembles a doughnut, but of the Italian sort. Such a delicious and sweet treat!
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Servings 12 pieces


  • 1 lbs store bought pizza dough*
  • canola oil
  • sugar


  • Take dough out of fridge and place in a lightly oiled bowl. Loosely cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place a towel over the plastic wrap. Place the bowl with the dough in a non-drafty location (a turned off oven usually works great) for about 2 hours to allow dough to rise again. It will likely increase in size by a third.
  • Once dough has risen, remove from bowl and rip or cut off pieces that are a little smaller than the palm of your hand. Using your hands, gently flatten and stretch them until they are in a disk shape, set aside
  • Place oil in a pan until covering the bottom about ½ an inch. The amount of oil used will vary depending on the size of your pan
  • Heat pan to medium-high heat. Once heated, add dough, cooking on each side for about 3-5 minutes, more or less depending on how hot your oil is. They should puff up a little once they hit the oil and should be flipped when achieving a golden tan color on the side in the oil.
  • Line a 2 plates with paper towel
  • Once the dough is fried on both sides, remove from oil and place on prepared plates
  • Immediately sprinkle sugar* to coat the tops of the fried dough, more or less to taste
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes and enjoy while still warm :)


Three Teas Tips:
* You can make your own pizza dough too if you are so inclined! This recipe uses store bought pizza dough - which is a quick and tasty option. You can buy pizza dough at most supermarkets, your favorite pizza shop, or TJs (YOLO).
**You can also add cinnamon or swap the sugar for powdered sugar. A Nutella topping would also be delish here too. 
Keyword dough, doughnut, fried dough, sugar