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Pets de nonne

Pets de nonne

These small fritters are like mini doughnuts: they're simply made with choux pastry dough, then tossed in a little sugar.

[Translator's note: their amusing French name literally means "nun's farts". So, maybe we'll leave it French...].

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Last modified on: June 18th 2014

For 100 fritters, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
40 min.5 min.45 min.
Preservation: A few hours.
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Step by step recipe

1 Pets de nonne : Photo of step #1Prepare 400 g Choux pastry (pâte à choux). 30 min.
2 Pets de nonne : Photo of step #2Transfer the dough to a forcing bag. If you don't have one, use a plastic bag and cut off one corner. 3 min.
3 Pets de nonne : Photo of step #3Heat the oil 320°F (160°C).

Press on the forcing bag and squeeze out the dough to the size of a walnut, then cut this off with a knife.
5 min.
4 Pets de nonne : Photo of step #4When the dough falls into the hot oil it will sink to the bottom at first, then rise back up to the top. 5 min.
5 Pets de nonne : Photo of step #5Turn the pets de nonne so that they brown evenly.
6 Pets de nonne : Photo of step #6Remove them from the oil with a skimmer and place on absorbant paper.

Sprinkle a little sugar on top and they're ready.
2 min.


It its important to keep the oil temperature relatively low. If it is too hot, the outside browns rapidly, leaving the inside uncooked.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
112028 gr90 gr72 gr
56 %11 %8 %11 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2607 gr21 gr17 gr
13 %3 %2 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 100 fritters : 1.08 $
Per fritters : 0.01 $

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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