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Easy Beignets

Posted by reeniek (291)
Category: Brunch
Subcategory: dessert


Recipe Details:

1 8oz package of Pillsbury Original Crescent Rolls
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted (you can also use granulated sugar)
Oil for frying (we use canola)

Heat 2-inches-deep of oil to 360 degrees in a large, heavy saucepan or fryer.

Open dough package and unroll. Pull each crescent roll triangle apart at the perforated line. Cut each large triangle into 2 smaller equal-sized triangles, so that you'll have 16 triangles total.

Have ready a large plate covered with paper towels. To fry: dip a sieve or tongs into hot oil. Using the sieve/tongs, fry the beignets (about 6 at a time, depending how large your frying space is) for 2 1/2 - 3 minutes, tossing them often so they brown evenly. Drain on paper towel. Sift a generous amount of sugar over them. Serve warm.

Makes 16 beignets!

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