Throwing away donuts offends me. Rarely do I leave any uneaten, but it happens on occasion (I am human after all), and, when it does, I revive the day-old pastries by slicing them thinly and frying them into chips. The glaze caramelizes around the crisp dough, creating what I call a "chewy crunch."
Plus, I whip up more glaze for dipping, because what's a chip without a dip?
Trust us: you need donut chips in your life.
Posted by Thrillist on Thursday, October 1, 2015
Donut Chips Recipe Total Time:
3 minutes per donut Yield:
As many as you can handle
For the chips:
- 2 cups vegetable oil
- However many donuts you have laying around
For the dip:
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
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- Heat oil to 350℉ in a deep fryer or heavy pot fitted with an oil thermometer.
- Slice each donut in half lengthwise, then slice each half in half, so you have 4 discs. Gently place them into the hot oil and fry until brown, about 1 minute each side.
- Transfer to a wire rack to drain and cool slightly.
- To make the dip, whisk all ingredients together in a bowl until smooth.
Perry Santanachote is Thrillist's recipes editor. She probably loves donuts more than Homer Simpson does. Follow her: @perrysant.