Is there anything more moreish than fried dough?
I didn’t think so, either!
Today I’m going to lay out 25 AMAZING fried dough recipes that you should totally check out, and I’ve got recipes from just about everywhere in the world – here goes!
1. Classic Fluffy Glazed Doughnuts Recipe
You just can’t beat a simple classic glazed doughnut, can you? Traditionally doughnuts are deep-fried, as in this recipe here, but you can also bake a nice glazed doughnut as well.
The beauty of this recipe is that you can add your own toppings, and instead of just a regular glazed doughnut, you can add sugary icing and sprinkles, or chocolate – make it your own!
2. Zeppole or Frittelle Recipe
Zeppole or frittelle are traditional Italian Christmas Eve doughnuts which are made from a sticky, flavored version of bread dough.
3. New Hampshire County Fair Fried Dough Recipe
There’s nothing quite like good home-cooked American fried dough is there? This recipe comes from New Hampshire, and is the sort of food they’d produce for the county fairs.
But what I love about this recipe is that you don’t need any special county fair chef expertise to make – anyone can make it.
4. Churros Fried Dough Recipe
Churros are a Mexican form of fried dough treat, and there’s always a long queue for them when they’re being sold as street food.
They’re often made in the form of spirals, and they can be covered in either sugar or cinnamon, and can be dipped into chocolate sauce or Nutella.
5. Quick And Easy Deep Fried Dough Recipe
If you’ve got hungry tummies to feed, and you want to make your fried dough in virtually no time at all, then this might well be the recipe for you.
The prep time is just 10 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of cooking time. And makes enough to serve up to 8 people.
6. Fried Bread Dough Recipe
If you have some leftover bread dough, but have had enough of baking bread, why not use it to make up some fried bread dough instead? This recipe will show you how.
All you need is frozen white bread dough, some vegetable oil, and a little cooking spray.
7. DIY deep-fried dough bites
This is quite a fun and easy treat to make, using ingredients that you’re likely to already have in your kitchen. It only takes about 20 minutes to make, and you get a whopping 50 servings to enjoy.
We recommend rolling them sugar afterward!
8. Thera’s Canadian Fried Dough
Have you ever tried Canadian fried dough before? Well, here’s your chance.
We’re going to level with you here, they do take quite some time to make, but I promise you, they’re totally worth it!
9. Pan Fried Dough Recipe
If you don’t have a big enough pan to deep fry your dough, you could try pan frying it instead, as this recipe shows.
You can either use bread dough or pizza dough. It’s very quick and easy to make, and the resulting dough is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside!
10. James Morton’s Yum Yums Recipe
This recipe is simply amazing – it’s basically a croissant, deep-fried and then drenched in icing. And it’s pretty easy to do too, you don’t need any special equipment or to do any kneading.
11. Cinnamon sugar fry bread
If you love cinnamon, I promise you, you will love this recipe. Also it’s super easy and can be done in just 15 minutes total.
It’s a great way to turn your pizza dough into a sweeter treat, and you can use some nice fruit preserves for dipping.
12. Air-Fried Fried Dough Balls Recipe
Do you have an air fryer? If so, kudos to you, it’s so much healthier than deep-frying. And you can use it to make air fried dough balls too, using store bought pizza dough.
What I love about these dough balls is that you coat them in melted butter before rolling them around in sugar!
13. Jamaican Fried Dough Recipe
Although it sounds quite exotic at first, this recipe is actually made with ingredients that you’re likely to already have at home.
But what I really love about it is just how low in calories it is, coming in at just 140 calories per portion. Not bad hey?
14. Sicilian Fried Dough Recipe
Continental Europe has all kinds of fried dough recipes, but this one has to be one of my favorites, and I think you’re going to love it too!
And I’m going to level with you here, it does take quite some time to make. But it makes a great way to pass the time on a lazy weekend when there’s nothing else to do.
And I promise you, these treats are absolutely worth the wait!
15. Cookie Dough Stuffed Doughnut Holes
If you haven’t tried these before, you sure are missing out! They’re simply to die for. There’s no yeast required, and they’re crammed full of delicious cooked dough and rolled in sea-salted chocolate sugar.
We strongly suggest that you buy double the ingredients and make 2 batches – I promise you, you won’t regret it!
16. Latin American Fried Dough Recipe
If you like to try out recipes from all around the world, then please make sure that you put this one on your list to try out.
It has a lot more going on than you get with most other regular fried dough recipes, and this recipe uses a whopping 13 different ingredients.
It’s a savory recipe containing the likes of mussels, tomatoes, garlic and cottage cheese.
17. UK-Style Doughnut Recipe
Once you’ve tasted these irresistibly plump and sugary treats from doughnut master Justin Gellatly, there’ll be no going back! You can make them with jam in the middle, or custard, or chocolate!
The only drawback is how long they take to make, but you could make it into a fun weekend project to carry out over a few rainy days.
18. Jalebi – Indian Fried Dough Recipe
The use of spices in this Indian dish really makes it so different to any other fried dough recipe you’ve tried before. It’s got ground cardamom, saffron, and fresh lemon.
But it’s not a savory dish, and it’s actually very pleasantly sweet.
And the other thing you’ll love about it is how surprisingly low it is in calories, coming in at a mere 100 calories per portion. Not bad hey?
19 Grebbel – German Fried Dough Recipe
Did you know that they also have their own fried dough recipes in Germany too? This particular dish is quite high in calories, so you might want to save it for special occasions.
The richness of the dish comes from the use of sour cream, and although you may be tempted to use fat free or low fat, this can spoil the taste at the end.
20. Grandma’s Fried Dough Pastries Recipe
There are some striking ingredients in this dish that push it beyond the boundaries of your more typical fried dough recipe. It uses anise oil and peanut oil, for a unique taste and flavor.
It takes about an hour to make in total – but I promise you it’s totally worth it!
21. Coscorões – A Portuguese Fried Dough Recipe
You know what makes this fired dough recipe so good?
It has to be the use of grated orange and orange juice – so juicy and refreshing, you’re going to want to make double portions, I can assure you! And it goes so great with the cinnamon too!
22. Hungarian Fried Dough Recipe – Lángos
Want to know how they make their fried dough in Hungary? This recipe will show you how. It actually has a lot in common with the German fried dough recipe, with its use of sour cream.
But, it only takes about half an hour to make, and doesn’t have anywhere near as much calories.
23. Namibian Fat Cakes Fried Dough Recipe
Want to know how they make their fried dough in Namibia? This recipe will show you how. The ingredients are very easy to get hold of, and your Namibian fat cakes will be ready to eat in little over an hour or so.
24. Cantonese Fried Dough – Ham Chim Peng
How about trying an Asian style recipe for your next fried dough treat? You could do a lot worse than this recipe. I just love the use of Chinese 5 spice and sesame seeds – delicious!
It takes about an hour to cook, and isn’t too many calories per portion.
25. Extra Syrupy Tulumba Recipe – Turkish Fried Dough Pastries
And now, let’s go out with a bang – check out this awesome fried dough pastry recipe from Turkey. It’s the vanilla extract that makes it truly special. And you can whip it up in as little as 40 minutes.
Not bad hey?