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Albanian Fried Dough (Petulla me Vezë)

Yields22 ServingsPrep Time35 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time45 mins

Petulla are the Albanian version of fried dough. They can be eaten with powdered sugar or honey but also with salty flavors like feta cheese.

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 1 ⅓ cups warm water
 ½ tbsp salt
 1 tbsp yeast
 3 cups flour
 2 eggs
 1 cup canolaor any vegetable oil for frying
 1 tsp sugar

Combine lukewarm water, yeast, sugar and let it sit for 5 minutes.


Meanwhile whisk the eggs in a small bowl for a few seconds.


In a large bowl add in flour and salt. Stir in yeast water and whisked eggs. Mix all together until the flour is completely incorporated and you have a sticky batter. Don't knead the dough, it is not necessary.


Loosely cover the bowl with a towel and let rest for 30 minutes.


Heat oil in a deep fryer pan over medium heat.


With a large spoon, scoop one spoon at the time of batter into the oil. When you get a scoop of the batter it should not droop of the spoon as easily. Fry for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Keep adding oil if needed.


Remove the fried dough and place them in a paper towel.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 320Calories from Fat 163.32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18.15g28%

Saturated Fat 5.36g27%
Trans Fat 0.17g
Cholesterol 71.93mg24%
Sodium 348.49mg15%
Potassium 176.78mg6%
Total Carbohydrate 30.16g11%

Dietary Fiber 1.32g6%
Sugars 6.48g
Protein 8.98g18%

Vitamin A 9.08%
Vitamin C 3.81%
Calcium 13.71%
Iron 4.26%
Vitamin D 248.03%
Vitamin E 13.83%
Vitamin K 7.22%
Thiamin 11.54%
Riboflavin 21.65%
Niacin 5.25%
Vitamin B6 9.17%
Folate 8.61%
Vitamin B12 20.52%
Phosphorus 23.11%
Magnesium 5.15%
Zinc 9.56%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.