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Fried Biscuits

Fried Biscuits

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Cook 3 mins to 4 mins per batch
  • Stand 15 mins

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Some major cooking happens at the Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant in Starlight, Indiana, as they prepare to serve 2,200 people from the southern Indiana/Louisville, Kentucky area. A highlight of the meal is Fried Biscuits with homemade apple butter.


  • 1 cup warm water (120 degree F to 130 degree F)
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2 -2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • Cooking oil or shortening for deep-fat frying
  • Apple butter (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, combine warm water and yeast. Let stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the dry milk powder, sugar, and salt.
  2. Whisk the 1 tablespoon cooking oil into the yeast mixture. Add milk powder mixture and whisk until foamy and well combined. Using a wooden spoon, beat in the flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough is of good rolling consistency and not too sticky.
  3. Cover and let rest in a warm place for 10 minutes. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Lightly roll or pat dough until almost 1/4-inch thick. Cut the dough with a floured 2-1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Do not reroll.
  4. Meanwhile, fill a large, deep saucepan or deep-fat fryer with 1-1/2 to 2 inches of cooking oil or shortening. Heat oil to 365 degree F. (For best results, use a deep-fat frying thermometer. Be sure to place it so the bulb doesn't touch the pan.)
  5. Using a metal slotted spoon, carefully lower biscuits, 2 or 3 at a time, into deep, hot fat. Fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until double in volume and golden brown, turning once and spooning fat over squares as they fry. Remove with a slotted spoon. Drain on a wire rack set over paper towels. Keep biscuits warm in a 250 degree F oven while frying remaining biscuits. Repeat with remaining biscuits. Serve warm. Serve with apple butter, if you like. Makes about 12 biscuits.

Nutrition Facts

(Fried Biscuits)

Servings Per Recipe 12, Fat, total (g) 5, chol. (mg) 1, sodium (mg) 67, fiber (g) 1, cal. (kcal) 142, carb. (g) 22, pro. (g) 3

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