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FASSNACHTS (DOUGHNUTS) 
1 c. sugar
2 tbsp. lard
1 egg
1 c. mashed potatoes
1 c. milk
5 tsp. baking powder
Dash salt
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
2 to 3 c. flour (enough to stiffen dough)
Oil for frying
Confectioners' sugar

Cream sugar and lard. Add egg, beat. Add unseasoned mashed potatoes. Then beat in milk. Mix 2 cups flour and rest of dry ingredients. Add to mixture. Add flour until dough is stiff. Pat to 1/2 inch thickness on floured board. Cut with donut cutter. Makes 3 dozen donuts.

This recipe is traditionally made Shrove Tuesday. Legend has it that if you eat these you won't be crabby all year! Good anytime!

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