Prep: 15 minutes; Cook: 6 minutes per batch.
1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl. (Mixture should be thick but not dry.)
2. Pour oil into a Dutch oven to a depth of 4 inches. Heat to 375°. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of batter into oil. Fry in batches, 6 to 7 minutes or until dark golden brown, turning once. Drain on a wire rack over paper towels, and serve immediately.