These garlic balls are a wonderful appetizer. They make a nice impression when served with fish or a big, fresh salad.

1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons whole milk
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
2 to 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg
1-1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon sugar
Oil for deep frying
Garlic salt

Generously oil a large bowl and set aside. Pour milk into a small saucepan and heat over medium high heat until scalded. Transfer to mixing bowl, add butter and salt. Cool contents until lukewarm. Add yeast; allow to stand for 5 minutes. Mix in 1 cup flour, beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Blend in egg, garlic powder and sugar. Beat in remaining flour and knead by hand on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic. Alternately, you can use an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook and beat until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer dough to the oiled bowl, cover with a damp towel and place bowl in a warm place. Allow approximately 45 minutes for rinsing, until doubled in volume.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Pat to 1/2-inch thickness. Use a small round 1-inch diameter cutter to shape dough. Place disks on lightly floured baking sheets. Allow to rest for 15 minutes.

Heat oil to 350°. Deep fry disks, several at a time until golden brown. Drain on newspaper or paper towels. Sprinkle lightly with garlic salt. Serve immediately.

Yield: 65 – 70 balls.

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