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Beaver Tails

Serves 8

Prep Time: 105 minutes

Fried dough, or sometimes known as "Beaver Tails," is a common staple of summer fairs and was once thought to only be enjoyed at the fair. Not anymore! Now you can bring the experience of fried dough right to your grill, and the best part is you can add a variety of your own toppings!


  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon, ground
  • 1 egg
  • 2½ cups flour, all-purpose
  • 1/2 cup milk, warm
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 L vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water, warm
  • 2½ tsp. active yeast, instant


In a small bowl, combine water, milk, yeast, and sugar. Let it sit for about 10 minutes or until frothy.

In another bowl, pour in the flour and make a well in the middle. Pour in butter, sugar, salt, vanilla and egg. Mix everything together until the dough is smooth. Knead for about 5 minutes and set the dough in a greased bowl. Cover with a towel and set aside for about an hour, or until the dough has doubled in size.

After one hour, turn on your and preheat to 450°F. Pour 1 L of vegetable oil into a cast iron pan and place on the grates of your Grill. Keep your flame broiler closed so as to prevent grease flareups. Preheat the oil so that it is 350°F.

While you''re waiting for the oil to heat up, punch down the dough and separate into 8 small balls. Shape each piece of dough into a flat circle. Fry the dough in the preheated oil for about 1 minute per side, or until the dough is golden brown.

Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar immediately, or top with your desired toppings. Enjoy!

Recipe from Pit Boss Grills.

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