Potato Doughnuts with Cardamom Sugar


  • 1 large Del Monte® Russet Potato
  • 3½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. fine sea salt
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • preferred vegetable oil, for frying
  • For the Cardamom Sugar:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. fine sea salt


Preheat oven to 400℉.

Prick potato all over with a fork and place directly on oven rack. Bake until fork-tender, 40-60 minutes. Let cool slightly, then cut in half, scoop potato flesh from the skin into a bowl, and mash until completely smooth. Measure 1 cup mashed potato and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk to combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg.

In a large bowl, beat eggs with a hand mixer on high speed until light and foamy. Beat in sugar until thick and fluffy. On low speed, beat in milk, butter, and vanilla. Beat in mashed potatoes.

Stir flour mixture into potato mixture until smooth.

On a generously-floured countertop, roll out the dough to ½” thick. Use a doughnut cutter to cut out as many doughnuts as possible (or use one 2½-2¾” round cutter and one 1” round cutter to cut the doughnuts and doughnut holes). Re-roll dough scraps 1 time and cut out more doughnuts.

Add oil to a large, heavy pot or Dutch oven to a depth of 3”. Heat oil to 365℉.

While oil heats, in a large bowl whisk to combine sugar, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.

Fry doughnuts and doughnut holes in batches (do not crowd the pot) until golden brown on the bottom, 2-3 minutes, then carefully turn and fry second side. Try to keep the oil temperature as consistent as possible.

Transfer doughnuts to a baking sheet lined with paper towels to drain briefly. While still warm, toss in cardamom sugar.


18 doughnuts

Prep Time:

30 minutes

Cook Time:

1 hour 30 minutes

Calories Per Serving:


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Serving Per Container 18

Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 230mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 17g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

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