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Proto-Sufganiyot

This is a surprisingly satisfying alternative to the whole jelly-donut-bomb-in-my-stomach Chanuka treat. It’s a simple fried jelly sandwich, and you can make it any time of year.

SERVES 1

Ingredients:

1 large egg 2 teaspoons sugar 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 slices challah or sandwich bread about 1/4 inch thick. 2 tablespoons best-quality jam or jelly (or dulce de leche!) butter or oil, or a little of both Powdered sugar, optional

Directions

  1. Place the egg, sugar and vanilla in a pie plate and mix well.

  2. Cut the crusts off your bread and eat them. Spread the jam to the edges of each slice.

  3. Lay the sandwich in the eg mixture, flipping occasionally, until it has absorbed the liquid. Yes, you are making a filled French toast.

  4. Heat enough oil and/or butter in a frying pan over a medium heat. The fat should generously cover the bottom of the pan.

  5. Using oil and butter allows you to raise the smoke point and et a crisper sandwich.

  6. Fry until golden brown on each side

  7. Cut in half, dust with powdered sugar, and serve.

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