You may be wondering why I am showing you a picture of refrigerated pizza crust if I am making fried doughnuts......That's because it works perfect for little fried yeast doughnuts! It is so simple and sooo good!
Simply unroll your pizza crust dough and cut out your doughnuts. I used a letter "O" cookie cutter but you can use anything from a drinking glass to a 2 liter pop bottle cap to cut out the center.
I poured vegetable oil into a deep skillet until it was between a 1/4 and a 1/2 inch deep. You want just enough vegetable oil for the doughnuts to float. I turned the heat up to medium on the stove to heat my oil. I can tell when the oil is ready when I put the handle of a wooden spoon in and little bubbles immediately form around it. A deep fryer can also be used if you have one.
Please be very careful around hot oil as it can be one of the most dangerous things you do in the kitchen. Click here for guidelines and safety rules for home deep frying.
Carefully lay the dough into the hot oil to fry, they literally only take a few seconds. Make sure to turn them to fry both sides and don't forget to fry those doughnut holes either!
Place the fried doughnuts onto paper towels to drain off the excess oil. Make sure not to over fry them as they can become a little tough.
But we aren't going to leave these little fried doughnuts naked! I had a bowl of powdered sugar, a bowl of cinnamon sugar, and a bowl of icing waiting to dip all of my doughnuts into. The icing is simply powdered sugar mixed with water and vanilla extract until it is the desired consistency.
Roll or dip your doughnuts into one of the toppings and enjoy. These doughnuts are best when they are fresh and still warm.