Jailhouse Donuts

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Recipe: #2721

November 18, 2011

" I worked, for a number of years, in a Women's correctional facility and part of that time I was in charge of the kitchen. Jailhouse donuts were a regular dessert treat because they could be made with ingredients that we had on hand. They are surprisingly good. Do not soak them in the egg mixture and be sure that the oil temperature comes back up to 375 between batches"

Original recipe yields 36-48 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (70.1 g)
  • Calories 47.4
  • Total Fat - 1.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 24.8 mg
  • Sodium - 52.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.9 g
  • Sugars - 1.8 g
  • Protein - 2.7 g
  • Calcium - 10.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Heat your oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees

Step 2

Spread the jam on 12 pieces of bread, be a bit generous with the jam

Step 3

Cover with another slice of bread and cut either into 3 piees to make a bismark or into 4 squares

Step 4

Beat together the eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla

Step 5

Lightly dip both sides of the donut into the egg mixture (do not soak the donut)

Step 6

Drop the donuts into the pre heated oil,fry one side, flip fry the other side They will be golden and crisp (approximately 2 minutes each side)

Step 7

When cooked place on a rack, sprinkle with sugar

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

Tags : Snacks



I just had to try this recipe. I work at a jail and brought this recipe to our cook who asked the inmate workers if they would like to make the recipe. Well they did and were surprised by the results!!

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(18 Jun 2012)