Rum Raisin Calas

Ingredients

1 cup dark rum
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Peanut oil for deep-frying
Powdered sugar for dusting

Preparation

1
Bring raisins and rum to simmer in heavy, small saucepan. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand until plump, about 30 minutes; drain raisins.
2
In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg.
3
In a separate bowl, beat eggs and vanilla.
4
Mix in raisins and cooked rice, then stir in dry ingredients.
5
Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
6
Line baking sheet with paper towels.
7
Heat oil in deep fryer or heavy large saucepan to 350 degrees F.
8
Drop batter by 2 tablespoons into oil (in batches; do not crowd) and fry until golden brown, 7 to 9 minutes.
9
Remove using slotted spoon and keep warm in oven on prepared baking sheet while frying remaining calas.
10
Dust with powdered sugar.

 



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Calas are an old-time New Orleans street food.

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