Delicious buns with the texture of a doughnut on the outside, while the inside is very fluffy and thin. This fried bun recipe is easy to make and follow. Inspired from a Tunisian bread called Fricassee.
Interested in more fried bread.. check out this recipe for fried Indian bread.
How to fry buns? you ask!!, really this clever idea has never crossed my mind. In my search for this recipe I've found many pan fried bun recipes like the Japanese fried curry buns and the fried honey buns, but mine are just plain fried buns and you go from there.
This is one of my party favor recipes, as it can be filled with anything, cheese, tuna, meat, olives, pickles … you name it.
When it gets overly hot over here, we've had a strange hot weather for a couple of weeks but not anymore- I think tuna and I am speaking of the canned ones. Tuna has many qualities, it is an easy on the go dinner/lunch, can be made into a nice salad, sandwiches, or stuffed in different pastries if you have time. I do not have many recipes on my site that uses canned tuna but this one is a killer recipe. It converted my tuna hater kid :). In this recipe, tuna is stuffed into a nicely puffed fried bread, so delicious.
Ok, first of all, this is not your everyday bread, this is a bread for special occasions and gatherings, but I have to warn you , these are very addicting that I am thinking of making them our everyday bread ^_^.
Hot days are here and they are hitting us hard here in Colorado, kids are out most days engaging in different activities, specially that Ramadan is over, and they return home thirsty more than hungry. So in an attempt to lure them to eat and not only drink, I’ve tried a recipe that I’ve seen on a show before, but never was enthusiastic to try it as it has the forbidden word F.R.I.E.D.
I've filled some with a simple tuna salad, and filled others with minced meat, and you could see the mama smiling biiiiiig when she watched her kids gulping these. I'm not planning on feeding them these everyday but you cannot argue that this is way better than store bought pizza that they have been eating for almost a week!!!. I've managed to eat half a piece 🙂 and oh boy it was so good and it did not leave that oily taste in my mouth, that makes you in a hate-love relationship with fried food.
These are better stuffed and served immediately especially if you are going to stuff them with tuna, I've stuffed them with tuna and by the time I finished my photos, they were soggy from the bottom, do not get me wrong, these disappeared in a jiffy even the soggy ones 😋 😋 . You can make them smaller, as a bite size appetizers, or make them bigger for a side dish.
We really enjoyed this recipe to the fullest, next time I might try baking the bread but I highly doubt they will be as delicious as the fried ones. Actually, I do not mind indulging and pampering my family in the fried food land every now and then.
I hope you'll like this recipe and give it a try... and as always ... Enjoy!!
-------------------- ----Original post was published on July 19th 2016
- 1 ⅓ cup A.P flour.
- ½ Tablespoon dry yeast.
- ½ Tablespoon baking powder.
- ½ teaspoon sugar.
- ½ teaspoon salt.
- 2 Tablespoon dry milk.
- ½ cup warm water.
- For the filling: you can use anything you like. I used a simple tuna salad made from canned tuna lime juice, salt, green onion, bell pepper, parsley and tomato.
- In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
- Gradually mix in warm water, use your hand to mix together until formed. Transfer the dough to the counter and knead until sticky and well formed.
- Form the dough into a ball and place it in a bowl, cover the bowl with plastic wrap , and leave to proof in a warm place for 30-60 minutes or until it has doubled in size.
- Roll the dough on a floured surface to 2-3 mm thickness.
- Using a small bowl, cut out circles.
- Cover and let it rest for 20 minutes.
- Heat the frying oil and fry until golden brown.
- Let it cool down a bit.
- Stuff with your favorite stuffing.
- Serve immediately.
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Oh wow, frid bread...looks so awesome for sure. And the tuna filling!
I love the idea of this tuna stuffing.. Must have been delicious
It was specially for my kiddos.. didn't get to eat much of it :). Thanks Sherien.
Wow. These look wonderful. Not something I've ever had before, but love the idea. The tuna stuffing is brilliant. Thanks!
They are delicious I hope you'll try them one day.
The texture of these rolls sounds amazing! And stuffed with tuna salad??? I'd eat these for lunch for snacks and I also think they'd make fabulous appetizers!!
Thanks Liz, these are so yummy anytime 🙂
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
I love the ideas of these buns. They sound something similar to savoury donuts or Chinese pan fried buns and they're both things that are delicious so I know I'd love these! 😀
Did not know that there are such thing in the Chinese kitchen... must search for it.