Blend together 1/3 cup sugar, Yams, egg, melted shortening and milk. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; add to yam mixture and stir lightly. Mix in raisins. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls into shortening, heated to 365F. Fry about 2 minutes or until browned on all sides. Drain on paper towels. Mix 1/4 cup granulated or confectioners sugar and nutmeg or cinnamon in a bag. Shake warm donuts in a bag with sugar.
Makes about 2-1/2 dozen.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana