The Inuit (Eskimo) live in the far north and traditionally ate seal, caribou, wild salmon, and wild berries. Most food, such as cod, were eaten raw or preserved. Modern transportation has changed the traditional diet. This dish is the Inuit version of doughnuts, eaten as a snack
11⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
3⁄4 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
3⁄4–1 cup water
oil for frying
1⁄4 cup sugar mixed with 2 TBS
melted butter for dipping
- In a bowl, blend flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in water, mixing well to get a thick batter.
- In a heavy skillet, heat an inch or more of oil to 3508F.
- Spoon batter into the oil, a few at a time, so as not to crowd the pan. Fry until brown all over.
- Drain on paper towels. Dust heavily with the cinnamon sugar.
- Alternatively, dip the fried puffs in melted butter, then sprinkle with sugar. Serve immediately.