"These Mexican fritters are very common at fairs. In my border hometown, the line at this stand is always overwhelming. People wait hours in line just to get a taste of these churros. I have run across several recipes but this is the best one by far."

  • Prep time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook time: 10 Minutes
  • Ready in 20 Minutes


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 quarts oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup white sugar, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water, 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar, salt and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Stir in flour until mixture forms a ball.
  • Heat oil for frying in a deep fryer or deep pot to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Pipe 5- to 6-inch strips of dough into the hot oil using a sturdy pastry bag fitted with a medium star tip. Do not overcrowd the oil. Fry until golden; drain on paper towels.
  • Combine 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. Roll drained churros in cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Nutritional Information

  • Total Fat: : 51.1g
  • Saturated Fat: : 51.1g
  • Sodium: : 51.1g
  • Potassium: : 51.1g
  • Total Carbohydrates: : 51.1g
  • Dietary Fiber: : 51.1g
  • Protein: : 51.1g
  • Sugars: : 51.1g
  • Vitamin C: : 51.1g
  • Iron: : 51.1g
  • Niacin: : 51.1g
  • Magnesium: : 51.1g


  • Editor's Notes:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
  • Keep the oil temperature consistently between 350 and 375 degrees F (175 and 190 degrees C) as you fry. If it gets too hot, turn off heat and let temperature drop down to that range.