|Yeild:||About 8 dozen|
|Description:||A lightly sweetened, golden brown Italian pastry.|
3-cups sifted all-purpose flour 3-large eggs 3-tablespoons or more granulated sugar 1-quart vegetable oil (for deep fryer) 1-cup Confectioners' sugar
1. Place the flour in a large mixing bowl and make a well in the center of the flour 2. Break eggs into small bowl, then pour into the well you have created in the flour (cracking eggs into small bowl before adding to flour helps to assure you that no shells have fallen into the flour) mix well with your hands 3. Add the vanilla and sugar blend well 4. Roll out the dough, a little at a time, on a lightly floured board and cut into strips with a pastry cutter. Each strip should be about 1 inch wide and 7 inches long. Tie each strip into a knot 5. Heat vegetable oil to 375 degrees on a deep-frying thermometer. Fry the pieces until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Best served warm, but can be served cold. Store in an air-tight container in cool dry place.