Mel’s Poodoo Beignets (To the Max)2005-04-13
- Course: Breads & Rolls
- Yield : 4
- Servings : 4
- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 10m
- Ready In : 15m
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Mel says “A fast and yummy way to a big ole plate of fake beignets! Fool all of your friends when they come visit!”
The Chef favors Pillsbury Grand Buttermilk or Flaky Biscuits brand.
- 1 package biscuits
- 1.5 cups oil
- powdered sugar
Pour oil into a skillet and start warming it up over medium heat (about 360 degrees).
Open the thing of buttermilk or flaky biscuits (Mel prefers Grand’s Buttermilk. I prefer regular sized flaky -- it's much easier to fry) and cut each biscuit into half diagonally. Next, cut a 1 inch slit into each biscuit.
By this time the oil should be ready but you can test it by placing a small piece of dough into the oil. If it bubbles around the edges, the oil is ready.
Place 6-7 pieces of dough into the oil being sure to keep an eye on them so that they don't burn.
Drain beignets on a paper towel, place on separate plate and throw a lot of some powdered sugar on top. Enjoy this poodoo Kaplan treat.