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Churros (Mexican fritters) are very common at fairs. In my border hometown, the line at this stand is always overwhelming. People wait hours in line just to get a taste of these churros. I have run across several recipes but this is the best one by far.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins
20 mins


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine water, 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar, salt, and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Bring to a boil and remove from the heat. Stir in flour, stirring until mixture forms a ball.

  • Heat oil for frying in a deep fryer or deep pot to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Transfer the dough to a sturdy pastry bag fitted with a medium star tip. Carefully pipe a few 5- to 6-inch strips of dough into the hot oil; work in batches so you don't crowd the fryer. Cook until golden; use a spider or slotted spoon to transfer churros to paper towels to drain.

  • Combine 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. Roll drained churros in cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Editor's Notes:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Keep the oil temperature consistently between 350 and 375 degrees F (175 and 190 degrees C) as you fry. If it gets too hot, turn off the heat and let the temperature drop down to that range.

Nutrition Facts

691 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 57.1g; fat 51.1g; sodium 293.1mg. Full Nutrition