Heat 1 1/2 inches of oil to 375 degrees F in a 4-quart Dutch oven or deep saucepan.
Heat water and butter to a rolling boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat; quickly
stir in flour and salt. Stir vigorously over low heat until mixture forms a ball.
Remove from heat; beat in eggs, one at a time, until smooth and glossy.
Spoon mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip. Squeeze 5-inch
strips of dough into hot oil. Cook, turning frequently, until deep golden brown;
Sprinkle generously with confectioners' sugar or cinnamon-sugar mixture.