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Homemade Crueller Recipe

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Homemade Cruellers

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Here's a Depression-era recipe for cruellers, submitted by Carol McKellar:

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup hot mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. salt


1. Add sugar, egg yolks and butter to hot potatoes; beat until light and smooth. Then, add the rest of the ingredients. It should be as soft as can be handled.

2. Cut into strips, and twist for crullers.

3. Fry in deep fat. Drain on brown paper.

Carol says: This recipe is in my Grandmother's recipe book, and was made by her sister-in-law, Livone Hardin. Grandma lived through the Depression, and died at 92 in 1976.

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shades of the wizard of oz, Member dalimomma

the wizard of oz was written during the depression era, and the cruellers that auntie em, made for the hired hands( tin man, cowardly lion,scarecrow) as the movie was starting. remember, right before over the rainbow, and they are so wonderful.. try them, with a cup of smooth breakfast coffee. the greatest thing ever..

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