Poi Okinawan Doughnuts
One of the wonderful celebratory times during the year in the islands is our Obon Festival at our Buddhist Churches. A familiar site is large woks of hot oil with these doughnuts being fried up for the lines of waiting customers.
- 1 (16 oz.) pkg poi
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 2 1/2 c. all purpose flour
- 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- sugar, optional
Heat oil for frying. In mixing bowl, combine poi, eggs and sugar. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt; adding water to moisten. Deep fry heaping tablespoonful until golden brown.
Optional to roll in sugar. Makes 25-30 doughnuts.