An Easy Classic French Beignets Recipe

Beignets with powdered sugar
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  • 16 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 6 mins
  • Yield: 28 - 32 servings
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This easy, yeast-free beignets recipe is a snap to throw together the morning after your Mardi Gras celebration. For added authenticity, do as they do at the famed Cafe Du Monde, and add a steaming mug of black chicory-coffee brew or a serving of cafe au lait for a complete breakfast.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

How to Make It

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter in the water. Add salt and flour, and stir until a sticky batter is formed. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until the batter is smooth.

Heat the oil to 375F. Fry mounded teaspoons of dough, several at a time, for about 6 minutes. They are done when they are light, golden brown on each side. Drain them for a few minutes on a clean kitchen towel and serve warm, dusted with the confectioners’ sugar.

This beignets recipe makes 28 to 32 fritters.