Fried Dough | The Best Homemade Fried Dough Recipe

Four pieces of fried dough powdered sugar on them on a piece of parchment paper. A small sifter is at the left side of the parchment paper between two pieces of fried dough.

5 from 64 reviews

This fried dough tastes like it's from the country fair but comes together in the comfort of your own home. It is light, crispy, airy, and every bite melts in your mouth. Plus, this fried dough recipe is incredibly easy to make and only takes about 15 minutes!



1 3/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

1 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp melted butter

⅔ cup milk

Powdered sugar for sprinkling

Oil for frying


  1. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Add milk and melted butter. Mix with a fork, then transfer to a board and knead with hands for 2 minutes.
  3. Form a ball and let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Divide into 8 pieces and roll to 3/8” thick.
  5. Heat 1 inch of oil in a deep pan to 375°F (180°C) over medium heat.
  6. Carefully lower the rolled dough into the pan - fry the dough in batches, do not overcrowd the pan.
  7. Let it cook for 1 minute, then flip over and cook 1 more minute on the other side.
  8. Top with powdered sugar and enjoy!


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