These Okinawan donuts are similar to an old-fashioned donut, but denser and crispier because they are slow fried. They're one of my favorite donuts, hands down. Also, in my opinion, they are best eaten warm!
⅓ cup Marakami Syoten Okinawan Brown Sugar, crushed
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons whole milk
1 teaspoon Wadaman Organic Golden Sesame Oil
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- Oil for deep-frying, neutral flavor
- In a bowl, add the sugar and if there are any chunks, use a small bowl and crush until the sugar is mostly pulverized (some chunks are OK). Now add the egg to the sugar and whisk until most of the sugar is dissolved, then whisk in the milk and oil.
- Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into the sugar/egg mixture. Mix gently to combine all ingredients (the dough should be like soft cookie dough). Let rest for at least 1 hour and up to 3 hours.
- Heat your frying oil to 300°F.
- Using a small cookie scoop (or rounded tablespoon) measure and scoop the dough into small piles all about the same size. Now coat your hands with a little sesame oil and roll each into a nice rounded ball. Drop the dough balls into the oil and fry for 5 to 7 minutes, turning often until golden brown. Be careful as the balls will expand, so do not overload the fryer. Remove from oil, drain and eat as soon as possible. Enjoy!