Crisp and golden outside, soft inside, these are fantastic for breakfast. Serve warm, drizzled with maple syrup or sprinkled with confectioners' sugar.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup water
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind (or more to taste)
Oil for deep-frying
Heat butter and water until water boils. Add flour all at once, turn off heat, and stir vigorously with wooden spoon. Add eggs, one at a time, and stir until batter is smooth after each egg. Add sugar and orange rind. Drop by spoonfuls into oil that has been heated to 380 degrees F. Fry about 12 minutes.