Yield
about 1 1/2 dozen

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine sugar and melted shortening in a large mixing bowl; mix well. Add eggs and milk; beat well.

Step 2

Combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt; add to creamed mixture, stirring well. Turn dough out onto a heavily floured surface; roll to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough with a floured doughnut cutter.

Step 3

Drop doughnuts, a few at a time, into deep hot oil (375°). Fry until golden brown, turning once. Drain doughnuts well on paper towels.

Step 4

Split doughnuts in half crosswise. Place on baking sheets cut side up; brush with butter.

Step 5

Broil 4 inches from heating element 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Sprinkle doughnut halves with powdered sugar, if desired.

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