• prep: 1 hr
  • cook: 1 hr
  • total: 2 hr
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  • Summary

    These Mexican treats taste best when they are freshly fried (though we have given you some prep-ahead options), so make them when friends and family are gathered around for the holidays. Once the churros are made, everyone can get in on the action, dipping them in a choice of sugars and/or an easy warm chocolate sauce.

    Ingredients

    • About 2 quarts olive oil (not extra-virgin) or vegetable oil
    • 1(1-inch-wide) strip orange or lemon zest
    • 2 cups water
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup coarse sugar crystals or granulated sugar or cinnamon sugar (1/2 cup sugar with 1 tablespoon cinnamon)
    • Warm chocolate sauce (see cooks' note below)
    • Equipment: a deep-fat thermometer; a metal or plastic churro-maker fitted with a 5/8-inch star opening

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 70
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 247 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 26 g 39.56%
    • Saturated Fat: 4 g 18.13%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 10 mg 0.43%
    • Calcium: 7 mg 0.69%
    • Potassium: 8 mg 0.23%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 1.4%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 3 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0.96%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 1 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 0.31%
    • Vitamin C 1.18%
    • Vitamin D 0.21%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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