Creole Rice Calas
6 tablespoons flour
3 heaping tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups cooked rice, cooled (or cooked the day before)
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, thoroughly mix the rice, eggs, and vanilla together. Add the dry ingredients to the rice and eggs and mix thoroughly. Meanwhile, heat about two inches of peanut oil in a large skillet. When oil is heated all the way through, drop dough by spoonfuls into the oil and fry until brown. Drain on paper towels, sprinkle generously with powdered sugar, and serve them hot with Creole coffee.
To make Creole coffee, add 1 to 2 teaspoons of molasses into a cup of strong brewed coffee with chicory and stir until it's dissolved, then add 1 to 2 tablespoons of warmed half and half.