New Orleans Beignets

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“No trip to New Orleans is complete without stopping in at Cafe Du Monde for their spectacular beignets and cafe au lait. Here is a home version—when frying, make sure to maintain the heat at exactly 325° and do not crowd them in the frying vessel, or they will be greasy and soggy. The Glory of Southern Cooking.”
READY IN:
1hr
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt into a big bowl.
  2. In a smaller bowl, combine the milk, water, and egg; whisk until well blended.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients; stir until the batter is well blended and smooth.
  4. In a deep-fat fryer or deep, heavy skillet, heat about 2 inches of oil over med-high heat until it reaches 325° on a deep fat thermometer.
  5. Drop the batter by heaping teaspoons into the fat about 10 at a time (never overcrowding the vessel), fry until golden brown, 6-7 minutes, and drain on paper towels.
  6. Place the powdered sugar in a fine sieve and sprinkle generously over the beignets.

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