Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Taken to the Next Level
July 10, 2015
Refried Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Slice Day Old Doughnuts in Half
Place Doughnuts Cut Side Down in Melted Butter
Jennifer Hagler Photography
By Buffy York
If I were like every other blogger out there I would be telling you all about my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but instead I am gonna fill you in on refried doughnuts. I have never claimed to be a budget friendly or healthy lifestyle blog. I’m just trying to have a little fun here! But…Today (July 10) is Krispy Kreme’s Anniversary so if you buy a dozen you get your second dozen of original glazed for 78 cents!
For Tim’s 40th Birthday I planned a big night for him that involved 20 or so of his closest friends meeting at our house for some pre-game activiites, and then we all hopped on a party bus and hit up a few spots around town. When we got back to our house everyone was pumped to see that I had a friend of mine come by and drop off 3 dozen Krystal Burgers and 4 dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Thanks Jill Plumb you rock.
Lucky for us and some of the out of town guests that stayed with us, all of the Krispy Kremes were not devoured. The next morning we were all gathered in the kitchen and I did what I always do when I have leftover doughnuts. I sliced them in half, slapped some butter in a skillet, placed them bread side down and fried those babies up. I am not sure when I started doing this so I really didn’t think anything of it, but our house guests looked upon with shock and dismay. I know that some of you are reading this and wondering how I could possibly dispresect the Kreme like this, but the way I see it, putting cream and jelly in a doughnut is way more degrading to the King of all fried pastries.
I really don’t have a recipe for this. I just heat up my skillet, put about 2-3 tablespoons of salted butter (don’t use margarine or any other butter try hard) in the skillet, let it melt and add 5-6 doughnut halves. Let the butter soak into the doughnut (you may have to add more) and fry until the bottom of the doughnut is golden brown. When you pull it off the skillet the glaze tends to caramelize and string and now you know you are in business. It is warm and soft and crispy all at once. Start over with melting the butter and work fast because this bad boys disappear in no time.
I’m picking up some today on my way to the lake so I know they will be ready to fry up on Saturday morning. You want them to be a day old because it just works out better. I have tried both ways so if you buy them “Hot Now” you will need to hide them. You also want them to be Krispy Kreme. No offense to any other brand, the Kreme is just the best. As Louie says in his sermon below, all other doughnuts are just second or third or fourth to the Kreme.
Louie Giglio’s Gospel According to Krispy Kreme