Giant Amish Donuts
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I did a double take over this booth at the Indiana State Fair last month. Wait…what? Amish donuts?


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  1. J P Cavanaugh Avatar

    Donuts made by 7 foot tall Amish people? Fried over an open wood fire? So many questions.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      The mind does reel, doesn’t it.

  2. Lignum Draco Avatar

    Maybe it’s an American thing, but what is a bucket of donut holes? Isn’t that just a bucket of donuts? :)

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Sooooo about 30 years ago, the Dunkin’ Donuts chain decided to roll up little balls of donut dough and fry them up and sell them as though they were the bits removed from the centers of regular donuts. They’re ingenious little things, really: single-bite donut treats, some of the joy without all of the calories.

      1. Lignum Draco Avatar

        So has anyone thought up making bagel holes? :)

        1. Jim Grey Avatar

          You just did! Go create that market!!

  3. Tom Hitt Avatar

    I’m skittish about anything that would be touted as Amish AND giant. Amish and dainty? OK.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It’s a double-take combination, to be sure.

  4. Steve Miller Avatar
    Steve Miller

    On the rare (or celebrated) occasions my mother made doughnuts, she always fried the holes, too. Apparently, this was commonly done when she grew up, possibly a New England thing. So I can assure you that Dunkin’ Donuts did not come up with the concept. They may have marketed the heck out of it, though.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      And made a mint off it!

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