Melt in your mouth fried croissants !!! Oh, my goodness!

26 Mar

 These are undoubtedly the most melt in your mouth pastry.  Fried and glazed Croissants. You have to try this recipe for your next brunch.

I was at the Sam’s food warehouse one day and I was purchasing a box of frozen croissants. I believe there are 240 frozen cocktail size croissants in the box. The cost was I believe $34.

I was having a large family gathering and was going to use these croissants over the next few days to feed everyone.  When the man, Bob was his name, brought out the box, he told me how to prepare these fried croissants.  We LOVE Bob! I now buy a box of these frozen Croissants every year and use them for various recipes but this one most of all.  The women at my church love them and I am placing this recipe on my blog today at the request of one of them :).

Fried Croissants

  • frozen croissants ( you decide how many you should eat )
  • quart of vegetable oil for frying

First step it to prepare your croissants.  Turn on the oven, you want it to be barely warm, not hot so don’t leave it on too long. While your oven is warming, place your frozen croissants on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.  Turn off your oven! Don’t let it get hot. 

Take a very damp but not soggy paper towel and place it on top of the croissants they are now ready to go into the oven to thaw and to proof (or slightly raise). Make sure the oven in off and not hot, place the baking sheet of croissants in the oven.  The thawing and proofing time takes about an hour.

During this time you want to do the prep work for the frying and decorating of these lovely little morsels, you will be so happy you did this.  If you work well, making a dozen will take you about 2 hours start to finish including thaw time all the way through clean up.

Prep work. Begin heating the oil.  Place one quart of vegetable oil in a large pot to do the frying in. Make sure the pot is tall enough that the oil will not overflow the pot when the frying process begins. Place a thermometer on the pot and heat the oil to 350 degrees. While the oil heats and the croissants are proofing…

Make the glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Place all ingredients into the bowl and whisk together.  The mixture should be thick and creamy.  It should fall from the whisk easily, but not be liquidy. Cover and set aside until you are ready to glaze the croissants.

Make the chocolate drizzle

Place ½ cup of good chocolate chips in a zip top bag and place in the microwave for a few seconds until the chips are all melted.  Knead the bag ensuring all chips are liquefied. Snip a small corner off the bag.  You now have a decorator bag to drizzle chocolate from when it is time.  Set this aside until time to use.

Prepare your drain and glaze station.  On the counter next to your fry pan, place a baking sheet and put paper towel in the bottom, then place a wire rack on top the paper towel.  This is your drain and glaze rack.  Next to your rack, line up your glaze, chocolate drizzle and your toppings.

Now your oil should be hot and your donuts proofed.  Begin frying, but only two or three at a time and make sure that your oil stays to temperature.  Too hot and the donuts will burn on the outside and be raw inside, not hot enough and they will just soak up grease, yuck.

Immediately after frying use a slotted spoon to remove the pastry from the oil and apply the glaze.  Now is when you decide what other topping you wish to use. If you want to use the chocolate drizzle, just hold the bag in your hand and let the chocolate drizzle from the bag in a little stream over the donuts. As seen in the picture.

Work in these small batches of two or three and they will all come out just fine.  Finish frying the rest of your croissants then plate them.

Everyone will be anxious to try these lovely buttery melt in your mouth pastry.

If you find you don’t think you can use a box of 240 frozen cocktail croissants, share this recipe with friends and share a box. I have also used these donuts in bake sales, they are only about 15 cents to make and we sold them for $0.75 each, pretty good profit margin.

I hope you will enjoy this recipe and if you have any questions or suggestions please let me know.


Posted by on March 26, 2012 in Cooking


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7 responses to “Melt in your mouth fried croissants !!! Oh, my goodness!

  1. Dee

    March 27, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Oh yummy!! You can put these on the list of foods you have to make while I am there! Hehehe

  2. alliereid12791

    March 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Hello Mother!!! I’m once again stocking your blog lol. I Love everything on here! I appreciate you sharing your amazing talents with me and others, Thanks for posting this. These are by far my favorite breakfast pastry ever!!!! 😀

  3. Diane Garner Taylor

    March 29, 2012 at 10:09 am

    YEAH!!!! You are the best! I love the photos too. Know I can try them out. I am going to sams club today……

  4. stacy

    April 23, 2015 at 9:30 am

    OH! I have been buying croissant donuts at a little shop in Honolulu everytime I go visit family. They are amazingly wonderful and I wanted to make my own (those visits are infrequent and expensive)- yours is the only reasonable option I’ve seen on the internet. Other recipes use frozen puff pastry dough, which just isn’t the same. Thank you so MUCH!!

  5. Deanna Buettner

    October 25, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Where in the world do you buy frozen croissants? My grocery doesn’t have them. boo hoo


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