There are certain foods associated with certain parts of the country, and nothing says Southern comfort food like fresh beignets served with a cup of hot coffee or cold milk. Beignet is a French word for fritter. They are sweet pieces of fried dough usually topped with loads of powdered sugar. Being from the deep south, these are some of my favorite treats, and they are the perfect snack for a chilly fall evening!
However, you may live too far away to take a jaunt to New Orleans to try them–I don’t get there often myself–but when I have a craving, I can prepare this easy imitation recipe to satisfy my sweet tooth. In fact, these are so good that many people prefer them over the original recipe!
One can of flaky biscuits
Cut each biscuit into fourths, then drop each piece into a skillet of hot oil.
After just a minute or two, they will turn golden on one side. Flip until the other side is golden.
Remove from heat and drain on a paper towel.
Roll in powdered sugar and serve fresh.