Yes this is *totally* cheating, *but* totally yum! Another *great* recipe from my Cajun French friends!
- 1 (11 ounce) can refrigerated biscuits, I use flaky ones
- 2 cups oil
- 1⁄4 cup powdered sugar
- Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat.
- Remove biscuits from can and cut each in half and a 1 inch slit in the center to make a typical beignet shape.
- When oil is hot fry about 6 beignets at a time, turning often so they do not burn but turn a golden brown.
- Remove from oil and drain beignets on a paper towel.
- Place on serving plate and dust with powdered sugar.
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.
I was just going over the reviews & decided to try these as I had a can of Grands in the fridge
what a surprise they are really great & hubby loved them to we put some of our favorite jam
in it after cooking, very yummy
Made this recipe today to celebrate Mardi Gras and they are excellent! Purchased Pillsbury flaky biscuit dough and prepared them as directed. A friend who has had traditional Beignets from Cafe du Monde said they were just like the real deal! I also had some lemon curd on hand for an added flavor. Will definitely keep this recipe for either next year or whenever I need to make a quick breakfast option for a party.