Calas

2013-01-06
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These are a New Orleans specialty.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups cold cooked rice
  • About 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • Confectioners sugar

Method

Step 1

Combine eggs and sugar and beat at high speed until pale yellow.

Step 2

Add the vanilla extract, nutmeg, lemon, salt, baking powder and rice, and stir until well mixed.

Step 3

Add enough flour, about 1 cup, to bind the ingredients.

Step 4

In a skillet, heat oil to 365 degrees F.

Step 5

Drop heaping teaspoonsful of batter into hot oil, but do not crowd.

Step 6

Fry until golden brown, turning once, about 4 minutes.

Step 7

Remove from the oil, drain briefly, then place on paper towels and keep warm.

Step 8

Sift confectioners' sugar over the Calas.

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