An Easy Classic French Beignets Recipe

Beignets with powdered sugar
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  • Total: 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
  • Oil (for deep frying)

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.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
51 Calories
4g Fat
3g Carbs
1g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)