Did you know that tomorrow is Mardi Gras? My knowledge of Mardi Gras is about as vast as a small puddle. Basically, everything I know about Mardi Gras can be summed up in 5 words: The Princess and the Frog. In our house, Mardi Gras is all about alligators playing jazz, frogs making gumbo, and Tiana's man-catching beignets! You probably won't catch any princes disguised as frogs with these super easy, super quick beignets, but you will catch plenty of small children and husbands.
makes 3-4 dozen
oil for frying
1 can refrigerated biscuits
1 cup powdered sugar
In the bottom of a dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot, pour oil to a depth of about 2 inches. Over medium heat, bring oil up to 350°F. Meanwhile, use a sharp knife or kitchen shears to cut each biscuit into quarters. Fry dough in small batches for about 1 minute per side. Cover a plate or baking sheet with a layer of paper towels. When golden, remove beignets from the oil and set on paper towels to cool slightly. While still warm, place beignets in a large ziplock bag with the powdered sugar. Seal bag and shake to coat the beignets. Remove and eat immediately!