Calas

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Description[edit]

Fried rice balls. In days gone bye, horse-drawn carts in the streets of New Orleans sold these wonderful, aromatic rice cakes. They have never been widely available in restaurants. They make a great breakfast or snack. These sweets were very popular.

Ingredients[edit]

Procedures[edit]

  1. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and vanilla.
  2. Thoroughly mix the rice and eggs together in a separate bowl.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the rice and egg mixture.
  4. When thoroughly mixed, drop by spoonfuls into the hot deep fat (about 360°F) and fry until brown.
  5. Drain on paper towel.
  6. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve while hot.
  7. Other variations are to serve with honey.