- 2 egg yolks
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 Tbs. sweet kosher wine, such
as Concord grape wine
- 1 Tbs. olive oil, plus more for frying
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- Sifted confectioners' sugar for sprinkling
Roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Using a pastry cutter or a sharp knife, cut the dough into strips 6 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. Tie each strip into a knot so the ends resemble thin butterfly wings.
Line a baking sheet with paper towels. In a deep fryer or deep, heavy pot over medium-high heat, pour in oil to a depth of 5 inches and heat to 370°F on a deep-frying thermometer. Working in batches, fry the cookies, turning once, until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cookies to the prepared baking sheet. Let cool, then sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Makes about 24 cookies.
Judy Zeidler, Author, The Gourmet Jewish Cookbook (William Morrow and Co., Inc., 1988).