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.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

15 mins
3 mins
15 mins
33 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.)

  • 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

142 calories; fat 5g; cholesterol 1mg; carbohydrates 22g; insoluble fiber 1g; protein 3g; sodium 67mg.