1915 Potato Doughnut Spudnuts Recipe

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Mar. 03, 2021

1915 Potato Doughnut Spudnuts Recipe - Some people would call this a spudnut recipe, others a Yankee Potato Doughnut recipe no matter what you call this potato doughnut recipe its origin is murky. On the day we filmed this recipe Wikipedia says that the recipe originated in the early 1900s and was first published in 1938 in New England. This recipe is from 1915 and was published in Canada, so the Wiki story doesn't add up. I looked back farther and found this recipe in newspapers across the U.S. as early as 1877 - so the recipe goes back, way back. It probably originates in the early 1800s, but that will take more research.


Hot mashed potatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Sweet milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Butter 2 Tablespoon
Baking powder 5 Teaspoon
Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
Five roses flour 1 Cup (16 tbs) (use as required)



1. Mix as usual.

2. Roll out ½ inch thick.

3. Fry in hot grease.


4. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4