Fried Snow Balls

December 23, 2014


  1. Combine coconut and confectioners' sugar in large bowl and set aside.
  2. Combine butter, water, sugar, and salt in medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Add flour and beat with a wooden spoon continuously until a ball of smooth dough forms and begins to smell nutty, about 3 minutes.
  3. Transfer mixture to bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat dough for 1 minute to cool slightly.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until fully incorporated before adding each egg. Beat until smooth.
  5. Add enough oil to a straight-sided skillet to reach a depth of 2 inches. Heat over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer reaches 375°.
  6. Working in batches, use a small cookie scoop to carefully drop a scant tablespoon of dough at a time into hot oil. Cook, turning as needed, until puffed and golden, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels and toss with coconut mixture. Serve immediately.

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  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • Oil, for frying
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