Added by kye in france | Tue 24 Mar 2009 @ 14:08
At the turn of the last century, the “Calas Woman” was still a fixture in the French Quarter marketplace in the early morning, crying Belle Cala! Tout Chaud! and carrying a covered basket or bowl on her head filled with the Rice fritters to sell to the Creole cooks who would serve them with coffee or Cafe au Lait. The name is said to be derived from an African word for rice.
1 cup white rice
1/4 cup half & half
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons orange peel
2 cups biscuit mix
2/3 cup powdered sugar
Prepare rice according to package directions. Set aside to cool.
Beat eggs, half & half and sugar. Stir in cooled rice and orange peel. Stir in biscuit mix.
Pour about 1-inch of oil into a small saucepan. Heat to 350 degrees F. Drop mixture by rounded teaspoon into hot oil. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from pan to a platter lined with paper towels. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.