MI Coop Kitchen

Olie Bollen (Dutch Fritters)

1 hr.

Submitted by: Dr. Jan and Diane Pol

This Dutch pastry is similar to a doughnut-style fritter. A reminder from his childhood in the Netherlands, Dr. Pol (Reality TV Veterinarian) says that big celebrations, especially on New Year’s Eve, were never complete without this delicious treat.


  • 1 package active
    dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 3 eggs, beaten 
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 (1 pound) package raisins
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying


  1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in water; let stand in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  2. Combine eggs, milk, corn syrup, raisins, and yeast mixture in a large pot.
  3. Sift flour and salt into the mixture and mix well for 2 to 3 minutes. Test a spoonful of dough to see if it will fall in a lump from the spoon. If not, add a little more water or milk.
  4. Let rise in warm place for 2 hours.
  5. Heat the oil for frying to 350 degrees in a heavy bottomed, deep skillet.
  6. Drop by tablespoon into the preheated oil; fry the fritters until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.
  7. Remove them to a paper towel-lined plate and repeat with remaining dough. Dust with sugar while warm. 

1 Reviews

  1. Patsy

    I made these and had to add 5 1/3 cups of flour. Please verify the receipe. I think either the flour or milk is wrong. They are delicious! I gave the receipe a 5* but that was with adding additional flour.

    I soaked the raisins overnight in bourbon and vanilla.


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