Beat granulated sugar, salt, eggs, and almond extract with electric mixer (medium speed).
Beat in oil, milk, followed by the flour.
Mix until smooth.
Heat oil (2 to 3 inches) to 400°F in a large skillet.
Heat rosette iron by placing in hot oil 1 minute.
Tap excess oil from iron on paper towel.
Dip hot iron into batter just to top edge (don't go over top).
Fry about 30 seconds or until golden brown.
Immediately remove rosette onto paper towels to cool.