Beignets for Ze' Lay- Zay! (Lazy)

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Mamas Kitchen Hope

Yes this is *totally* cheating, *but* totally yum! Another *great* recipe from my Cajun French friends!

Top Review by Erindipity

I laughed when I saw this recipe. My dad would make these for us when we were growing up, he called them donuts, but coming from outside New Orleans it is a bit of an insult to call them beignets. For those who have never had a beignet, no these are nothing like them, but they are a very tasty treat that are a great fun thing to make the kids.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (11 ounce) can refrigerated biscuits, I use flaky ones
  • 2 cups oil
  • 14 cup powdered sugar


  1. Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Remove biscuits from can and cut each in half and a 1 inch slit in the center to make a typical beignet shape.
  3. When oil is hot fry about 6 beignets at a time, turning often so they do not burn but turn a golden brown.
  4. Remove from oil and drain beignets on a paper towel.
  5. Place on serving plate and dust with powdered sugar.

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