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Deep Fried Cinnamon Sugar Crescent Rolls

Yup, you read that right. Deep-fried-cinnamon-sugar-crescent-rolls.

As if crescent rolls couldn't get any better.

Well, they did.

How did this come about you may wonder. As this was my husband's reaction when he saw the plate of churro-looking/smelling confectionaries on the counter.

Que Britney Spears smash hit, Oops I Did It Again, and place all the blame on my deep fryer.

Once I take it out for whatever original recipe I had it planned for, I can't help myself but fry more things. I struggle with, "Am I being resourceful?" or "Am I being a detriment to the health of my household?"

I don't know.

I say neither.

I'm just a kick-ass momma/wife who does what she does. Implications, shimplications. :)

So these I made for a few reasons. One, I'm way behind on blog posts. To all my 5 readers out there, sorry. Two, I saw the Pillsbury cylinder can in my fridge and thought- what else could I do with these, besides serve them with butter adjacent chicken nuggets for the 100th time this month? And three, the deep fryer was out and you already know what that means.

So I fried them and coated them in cinnamon-sugar in hopes they would be similar to a Churro. And the results were fabulous! They poofed a bit and browned beautifully in the oil and adhered to the sugary coating like a champ. My one Churro-obsessed daughter literally danced around the house as if it were Christmas Eve awaiting "Mom's new 'des-sort' ".

Luckily, they came out great and most enjoyed. My other two more picky eaters just enjoyed the kitchen dance party and refrained from my conconction. They, for the foreseeable future, will continue to enjoy thier crescents alongside their nuggets. As for me, my other daughter and Hubs, we'll take them deep-fried please.


Deep Fried Cinnamon Sugar Crescent Rolls

Makes: 8


1, 8 count package, crescent rolls

1/4 C granulated sugar

1 tsp ground cinnamon

Canola or vegetable oil, for frying

Chocolate syrup, optional for dipping

  1. Fill your deep fryer to "fill" line with oil and preheat to 350 F. Alternately, you can fill a large deep frying pan or dutch oven about 1/2 way and heat accordingly with a thermometer. OR you can wooden spoon test it- heat oil over medium-high, once bubbles surround end of wooden spoon once inserted in oil, it's ready.

  2. Roll crescents in the traditional 'crescent' shape.

  3. Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a shallow bowl.

  4. Place 4-8 crescents in oil (depending on your fryer size), and fry for about 2-3 minutes total, using a tong to flip at least 4 times throughout. You want both sides to be submerged in the oil and browning. Once all sides are deep golden brown, remove to paper towel.

  5. Immediately roll in cinnamon sugar mix and use fingers to really sprinkle it equally throughout.

  6. Warm chocolate syrup and enjoy!

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