Oliebollen (literally oil balls) are a variety of dumpling usually served with powdered sugar that’s traditionally eaten on New Year’s Eve and at funfairs.  As if anyone needed an excuse to try these delicious balls of yum, an old Dutch tale speaks of the Germanic goddess Perchta, who’d try to cut open the bellies of all she came across,  but because of the fat in the oliebollen, her sword would slide off the body of whoever ate them. So now you’ve got an excuse to stay in and get safe and fat.


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