Churros (Deep Fried Dough Spirals)

Churros (Deep Fried Dough Spirals)
Photo by Rita Maas


  • 2 quarts olive (not extra-virgin) or vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Granulated sugar
  • 1 orange or lemon peel
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 metal or plastic churrera fitted with a 3/4-inch star opening
  • + 2 more ingredients
    • 2 cups water
    • pair of chopsticks

Heat 2 inches oil in a 4-quart Dutch oven or a wide 4-inch-deep heavy pot over high heat until a deep-fat thermometer registers 400°F (oil will be just beginning to smoke). Drop in citrus peel (oil will bubble vigorously) and leave in oil until browned, about 1 minute. Remove with tongs. While oi...

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