We used to to have these a lot growing up but this is only the second time I have made them for my kids. Mostly because donuts are so unhealthy. But they are sooooo good. If you don't feel like making them from scratch and want a super fast way to make some yummy donuts, this is how you do it.
1 can refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1 to 2 quarts oil
glaze, frosting, cinnamon/sugar, etc.
Heat the oil in a heavy bottom saucepan over medium-high heat. The oil is hot enough when you flick a little water (from a distance) into the pot and it sizzles. While the oil is heating, cut holes in your biscuits. I used a water bottle cap for lack of a better idea.
Slide the biscuit dough into the oil and cook until golden brown on one side and then turn it to brown it on the other side. Drain on a cooling rack or paper towels. While still warm, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar or a glaze made of powdered sugar and milk, or heat some chocolate frosting in the microwave and dip them in.
It's important to note that the smaller biscuits work best, like the Grands Jr. Pillsbury ones as opposed to the Grands. The Grands are just too big and don't cook in the middle. I had a can of each so I cut the Grands into small pieces, but the Grands Jr. were perfect.