French Market Beignets

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“Friends that were recently in New Orleans gave me this recipe credited to "Cajun Tours". They said these beignets were delicious. I have not made them but if my friends said they are good then they are!I have no idea how many this recipe makes but it is quite a few”
24hrs 3mins
3 dozen or more

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put 1 1/2 cups warm water in a large bowl, sprinkle yeast over the water then stir well to dissolve the yeast When the yeast is dissolved and frothing add sugar, salt& milk.
  2. Beat the two eggs and add to the bowl.
  3. Add crisco.
  4. Stir well and slowly add the 7 cups of flour.
  5. Stir until the flour is well mixed in and the dough is in a big ball, cover with plastic and place in the fridge overnight Next day rollsmall pieces of dough on a floured board.
  6. Roll as thin as you can and cut into 2" squares.Make a double slash through the center of each square. This helps the center cook through.
  7. Fry in 360F oil for about 3 minutes until light brown.
  8. Shake the beignets in a bag in confectioner's sugar C'est Bon.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a