If anyone has ever visited here in Louisiana, you know you have GOT to taste our sweet southern Beignets. So delicious they almost melt in your mouth.
They became the official state doughnut of Louisiana in 1986... and for good reason! Hardly anyone around can pass up the goodness of this warm tasty treat.
If you aren't fortunate enough to live in South Louisiana, there's hope for you yet!
I'm going to include in this post... a super fast, super yummy recipe for making a cheaters Beignet! My kids actually beg me to make this in the mornings at times. It's so fast to make, and so yummy! ( I know I keep saying that... but they are!)
So... here it is! drum roll please! (dddd...dddd...dddd...)
- 1 can of Grands Biscuits
- 1.5 cups of vegetable oil
- 1 small bag of powdered sugar
So, all you need to do is pour the oil into a skillet and begin to heat it.
While the oil is heating, you cut each Grands biscuit... I've done this two ways, it all depends on the size you want to end up with... you can 1.) cut them in half diagonally from a top "corner" to a bottom "corner" to get 2 Beignets from each biscuit or you can 2.) cut each biscuit into quarters to get 4 biscuits each. ( If you cut them into quarters, simply give each piece a little stretch.)
Once the oil is hot, place as many biscuit pieces as you can into the frying pan and turn constantly until they are golden brown in color.
Place them onto a paper towel to allow the excess oil to drain off them. Repeat this process until they are all cooked.
Now all you have to do is generously shake powdered sugar only the pile and enjoy while they are still warm!
I hope you enjoy! If you try this recipe, let me know how you liked it!