Growing up in Louisiana there is food that I consider comfort food that most people have never heard of and beignets is top on my list. My first memory of eating beignets as a child is at the original Cafe du Monde in New Orleans. Eating french donuts on the edge of Jackson Square , listening to the jazz musicians playing on the street and looking up at the big ships pass on the Mississippi River. Yes I said looking up, strange but true lol. The smell of the donuts frying and powdered sugar in the air, this was all very magical to me. Now making these Beignet Fries run a close second to the real thing. If you want to try something a little easier try my Easy Beignets.
Beignet fries are all the rage right now , they have the same flavor as it’s bigger version but smaller and a bit crisper. Dipping these powdered sugar coated fries in chocolate just sends this to a whole new level of yumminess. I am not sure I can look at a plain ole beignet again and not think of it needing chocolate . When I make beignets at home I snag a box of the Cafe du Monde from a local supermarket , I realize most people don’t have access to this product. I did a little experiment and made these with the traditional mix and made them with bisquick. I honestly like both versions so I am including them both but either way you must make the Chocolate Dipping Sauce, the dip is a game changer.
Start with your mix of choice
Turn the dough onto a floured surface and sprinkle a little flour on top also
Roll the dough pretty thin , about an 1/8 of an inch
With a pizza cutter cut thin strips like fries, they will puff up a bit when frying
Drop strips into preheated grease flipping them when one side get golden brown
Drain on a paper towel
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with Chocolate Dipping Sauce
Option one Using Cafe Du Monde mix
- 1 1/4 cup Cafe Du Monde mix
- 1/2 cup water
- flour for rolling aprrox 1/4 cup
- Powdered sugar to sprinkle on top
Option Two with Bisquick
- 1 1/4 cup Bisquick
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup water
- Flour for rolling approx 1/4 cup
- Powdered sugar for sprinkling
Chocolate Dipping Sauce
- 12 oz Bag of Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 3/4 cup Heavy whipping cream
- 1 Tablespoon Coffee Liqueur
- In a mixing bowl mix the dry mix and water. If using bisquick add the baking powder
- spread flour on a flat surface
- turn the mixture onto the floured surface
- sprinkle some flour on top of the mixture
- Roll the dough to about 1/8 of an inch
- with a pizza cutter cut thin strips
- Drop the cut dough into grease heated to around 370 degrees
- Fry in small batches flipping the beignets fries during the process
- Once golden brown drain on paper towels
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve while warm with Chocolate Dipping Sauce
Chocolate Dipping Sauce
- Place chocolate chips in a medium mixing bowl
- Heat the heavy whipping cream in a saucepan over medium heat until hot but do not bring up to a boil
- Pour the warm cream over the chocolate chips
- Pour the coffee liqueur over the cream
- Allow the warm cream to sit on the chocolate chips for 5 minutes
- After 5 minutes start stirring the mixture and incorporating the chocolate chips
- Stir well until the the sauce is thick and creamy
- Serve with Hot Beignet Fries
- Store leftover sauce in a sealed container in the fridge
Leah these are so good!!
Yeah I have never heard of beignets, but after reading this post I am so ready to try this recipe, this is a game changer for sure!!! amazing stuff
Thanks Albert .. Beignets are something you have to try at least once in your life ,lol.
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Awww now you’re making me miss New Orleans! I found it fascinating standing out back behind Cafe du Monde watching them fry the beignets. No visit is complete without a sugar fight either!
I agree .. I love watching the cooks methodically make beignets.
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Tried these with bisquick. They were horrible! Not even close to the real beignet!! Will keep using my own beignet recipe.
Hi Fran, I am sorry you did not like these but Beignet fries are not the same as a traditional beignet. While a beignet is soft and fluffy these are more crisp like fries.
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