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Alaska 1


Even though Alaska is part of the United States, the Eskimos that have lived there for centuries will tell you it is very different.  They eat different foods like raw fish and seal meat.  Here is a recipe for potato doughnuts:

Potato Doughnuts

1 cup hot mashed potatoes 
2 cup milk
1 cup sugar  13/4 cups sifted flour
2 teaspoon salt  22 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs, beaten 
2 teaspoons nutmeg
3 tablespoons melted butter  Vegetable oil for deep frying

Combine the mashed potatoes, sugar, and salt in a bowl.  Mix well.  Add the eggs, melted butter, and milk, beating until very light and fluffy.  Sift the flour, baking powder, and nutmeg together.  Add to the potato mixture.  Knead into a dough.  Roll out 1/8 inch think on a lightly floured surface.  Cut out with a doughnut cutter.  Heat deep oil to 360
E.  Drop the doughnuts into it carefully.  Do not fry too many at once.  Fry until lightly browned on both sides.  Drain.  Dust with sugar before serving.  These are especially good hot.  Makes about 20.

Taken from:
The Complete Round-the-World Cookbook Pg 317
By Myra Walde
Doubleday & Company, Inc. New York, 1973