I am co-hosting a superbowl party tomorrow...a bunch of people will be there. A friend and I recently bought a deep fryer and we're hoping to deep-fry lots of stuff....we're definitely gonna do some french fries, fried yuca and maybe some sweet potato fries, and we also might experiment with crazier things like fried snickers bars, fried pickles etc.....so Part A of this post is to ask if anyone has any good, relatively easy suggestions for good fried food. I think we'll probably stick to non-meat items. We are new to deep frying, but we're willing to experiment with whatever.
Part B: I want to make some type of donut. If it's easy enough, I'd like to make some type of yeast donut since I tend to like those better....I think it would probably be okay if it were in the realm of beignet or fried dough too.....but a classic donut recipe would also be fun. Texture wise, I'm looking for soft and fluffy (so not a cake donut). If people think this is too hard or have great recipes for other things, I might do that instead. But are there any good, simple donut recipes that would fit the bill?
I found this post, and Jackie's recipe for Ole Bolen looks really good....not sure if these would be the soft texture I like, but they'd probably be delicious. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/276719
Thanks in advance for any advice, I'll definitely report back,