‘Okinawa Doughnuts’ are deep fried sweet buns that are made in Japan’s southern island of Okinawa. It is called ‘Sata Andagi’ in Okinawan language. Traditional ‘Andagi’, that means ‘deep-fried’, is made with Flour, Sugar and Eggs. Commonly Lard is also mixed into the dough, but I use Butter. The characteristics of ‘Okinawa Doughnuts’ are cracked up appearance and crispy outer layer.
1/3 cup Caster Sugar OR Dark Brown Sugar
1 pinch Salt
10g Butter *melted
1 & 1/4 cups Self-Raising Flour *OR Plain Flour with 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Oil for frying
- Combine Eggs and Sugar in a mixing bowl. Add Salt and melted Butter, and mix well. Add Self-Raising Flour and mix to form soft dough. Allow to rest while you are preparing the Oil for frying. *Note: 1 cup is 250ml
- Heat Oil about depth of 5cm in a large saucepan and heat to 150 to 160°C, which is relatively low temperature.
- As the dough is very sticky, wet your hands with Oil and form 2-3cm balls and carefully drop them into the oil. Slowly deep-fry doughnuts until puffed and cracked, and nicely browned all over. It takes about 6 minutes.
- *Note: Do not cook too many at once as the relatively low temperature of the oil will drop further, and the doughnuts get soggy or might collapse.
- Transfer the doughnuts to a tray lined with paper towel. Repeat with the remaining dough. Keep the temperature of the oil about 150 to 160°C.