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Easy Beignets

Easy Beignets on a napkin

I am all about making life easy and this is how these Easy Beignets came to light. Let’s talk about beignets for a minute. Is it a dessert or breakfast? Who cares , they are delicious. If you aren’t from Louisiana or visited one of the major cities you may not have ever had them. Beignets are pronounced Ben-yay… I know I know nothing in Louisiana is pronounced the way it looks. I mean we spell go with an X..Geaux . Don’t even get me started on Tchoupitoulas, I was an adult before I got that one.  Beignets are basically a fried pastry or a french doughnut served hot and smothered with powdered sugar. They are fluffy in texture , fried until golden brown and very air like. You aren’t doing it right unless you inhale a little powdered sugar when you take your first bite ,lol. 

If you have ever visited New Orleans you will stand in long lines for these babies. While it is totally worth it ,making them at home you avoid the lines and can eat them in your PJ’s. I have made beignets from scratch and it is a little bit of a process. Frying the crescent dough turns out very similar to a true french doughnut. These Easy Beignets are such a cinch to make , your family will ask for them all the time. Another recipe I adore is Beignet Fries, it also breaks the rules a bit.

Easy Beignets on a platter and napkin

Items Needed to make this recipe:

In a frying pan with at least 2 inches of vegetable oil heat it up to between 325-350 degrees. I recommend using a kitchen thermometer . On a floured surface roll out the crescent dough and press out the perforations . With a pizza cutter cut small rectangles and drop three to four pieces in the oil at a time. As soon as it puffs up flip over the dough.Making and frying beignets

Once both sides are golden brown remove the fried dough with a metal slotted spoon and drain them on paper towels

Fried beignets

Generously smoother the hot beignets with sifted powder sugar.

Easy Beignets up close on a napkin

Enjoy!!

A bite taken out of easy beignets

 

Easy Beignets

Avoid long lines and make these light and fluffy Easy Beignets at home . They are fried to golden perfection then smothered with powdered sugar. 
3.59 from 41 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert, Louisiana Favorites
Cuisine American/Southern
Servings 3
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 1 8 oz can Pillsbury Original Crescent rolls
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • Powdered Sugar for Topping

Instructions
 

  • In a frying pan with at least 2 inches of oil heat it up to between 325-350. I used a kitchen thermometer for this, the dough fries quickly.
  • On a floured surface roll out the crescent dough and press out the perforations
  • With a pizza cutter cut small rectangles
  • I worked with 3-4 pieces at a time drop the dough in the oil
  • As soon as it puffs up flip over the dough
  • Once both sides are golden brown remove the fried dough with a metal slotted spoon and drain them on paper towels
  • Continue frying until done
  • Serve hot and sprinkled liberally with sifted powdered sugar

Notes

If you can find the Pillsbury Crescent Dough Sheet without perforations it can be used also

Nutrition

Serving: 2g
Keyword beignet recipe, easy beignets
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cindy
cindy
4 years ago

I think I am going to make these beignets for a fun Valentines Treat!

Ghulam Mohyudin
4 years ago

It was perfect the first time. This is very really unique helpful information. I learn so much from you as well! Keep it up.

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Sandhya Ramakrishnan
Sandhya Ramakrishnan
3 years ago

This is such a fun and easy recipe to make. What a lovely idea to use the readymade crescent roll dough.