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Fett Kuckes (German Puffs)



  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups unbleached white flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup riced or mashed potato
  • Fat or oil (for deep frying)
  • Cinnamon
  • Granulated or confectioners' sugar


  1. Beat eggs into the sour cream and stir in sugar.
  2. Mix flour well with baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices.
  3. Mix together lightly sour cream and flour mixtures with the potato.
  4. Drop dough by teaspoonsful into a deep skillet in which the oil it hot but not smoking (about 370 degrees F) and fry the balls until crisp.
  5. Drain them on paper towels and roll in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.

Makes about 36.


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