- Can of refrigerated biscuits (I used Grands Homestyle)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla
- Cooking oil (I used Canola)
The first and most important step in making these is to temporarily set aside all health-conscious thoughts cluttering your mind. :)
While traditional beignets feature a final sprinkling of powdered sugar, our family's version is topped off with a drizzle glaze.
In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Set aside. Remove biscuits from can and cut each into fourths.
Pour 1" oil in a skillet - preferably a cast iron skillet. Place one of the biscuit fourths into the oil. Heat oil.
When oil is hot and biscuit begins to fry, carefully add more biscuits (using tongs) to fill pan, but without sides touching. One can of Grands biscuits made 3 batches.
When golden brown, carefully turn biscuit pieces, using tongs.
When browned on all sides, the biscuits instantly become beignets. Doesn't that sound much more elegant than "fried biscuits," or "canned biscuit donuts?" :)
Place beignets on paper towels to drain.
Transfer to serving plate and while warm, drizzle with glaze.
Next steps ... eat as many as you can while they're warm then contact your fitness trainer to schedule an extra session!
Have you made these or a version of them? Even better, have you made homemade traditional beignets?
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