Italian Ties

Italian Ties

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"This is a deep fried Italian pastry that my grandmother used to make."

Ingredients

servings 100 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 100 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 2.9 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 16g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 28 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, salt, and sugar. Add the egg, butter and vanilla, mix until dough becomes stiff. Stir in the sherry 1 tablespoon at a time until dough is workable and smooth. Cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into long narrow strips, and tie into loose knots, do not pull tight. Heat cooking oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Oil should be about 1 1/2 to 2 inches deep. Fry ties in hot oil for about 2 minutes, until they puff up and turn golden brown. Drain on a brown paper bag or on paper towels. Dust with confectioners sugar while still warm.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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Thank you for posting this recipe! My italian grandmother used to make these every Christmas and (although I don't know the spelling) called them "sko-wheelies". She tied them differently, how...

I followed this recipe exactly and there is simply not enough liquid. I ended up adding an extra egg, another tablespoon of butter and the sherry before it became dough like.

My grandmother used to make these every Christmas and I miss them. She used to decorate them with red & green round sprinkles and then drizzled them with honey. YUMMMMM! She called them "Hone...