Mardi Gras Beignets

Celebrate Mardi Gras with a New Orleans classic! Beignets are basically fritters, in that they're made from dough that's dropped into hot oil and deep-fried until golden and delicious. Before they're ready to be enjoyed our Mardi Gras Beignets are sprinkled with confectioners' sugar, just like they do in N'awlins!

Photo by Helen (#1) C.
Adapted from mrfood.com
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PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

50

minutes

SERVINGS

42

servings

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

50

minutes

SERVINGS

42

servings

Adapted from mrfood.com

Ingredients

  • 1

    (1 pound) loaf bread dough, frozen & thawed

  • 1/4

    cup plus 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar, divided

  • 2

    cups vegetable shortening

Directions

In a medium bowl, combine bread dough and 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar; mix well. Using your hands, knead sugar into dough. Lightly flour a cutting board and, with a floured rolling pin, roll out dough to an 8" x 20" rectangle. Cut into 2-inch squares. In a large deep skillet, heat shortening over medium heat until hot. Add dough squares a few at a time and cook in batches for about 30 seconds per side, or until golden. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter. Sprinkle beignets with remaining 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar and serve warm.

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