Here in the Detroit area we don’t normally call it fat tuesday, instead it is known as paczki day. What is a paczki, you ask? It is a plump, sugar-dusted pastry dough, fried and stuffed with filling. What kind of fillings, you ask? Just about anything from prune to raspberry-rum to tart lemon to apricot to strawberry to blueberry and to (my favorite) custard. But how much fat and calories does one of these delicious balls of fun have? 25 grams of fat and almost 500 calories! All in one paczki!
But my question to all you non-Michiganders, is how do you pronounce paczki? Don’t cheat, but give me your guesses in the comments!