It’s decided. Beignets in the Draper household are going to become a staple Valentine’s Day tradition. They were delicious, simple and a blast to make and eat with the love of my life.
And when I say simple, I mean they were RIDICULOUSLY SIMPLE. I’m pretty sure I’m going to offend some beignet fanatics out there by what I’m going to tell you next. But… they were actually made out of Pillsbury’s biscuits. Yes, I said it – those store-bought biscuits that frighteningly pop open a little too loudly.
I originally saw this idea on Pinterest but since there were no step by step directions, I figured I would post my own. So…
What you’re going to need to make these lil’ devils are:
- 1 can of Pillsbury’s Grands! Flaky Layers – Honey Butter
- Vegetable oil – enough to fill the pot halfway or an inch deep
- Pot/pan – it just needs to be at least 3 inches deep *I used a taller pot.
- Instant thermometer *Tip Below!
- Powdered suger & sifter
- Honey – optional, but delicious!
- Get your oil heated up to 360° *If you don’t have a thermometer, take a small piece of bread and place it in the oil. Watch how it fries up. When it is fried to your liking, get to frying! A close Army friend taught me this and I think it is genius! Thank you, McNally!
- Open the biscuits and cut each one into quarters. *We used a heart cookie cutter on some of ours
- Place three at a time into the oil
- After two minutes, flip them over to the other side for another two minutes
- Place fried beignets onto a paper towel covered plate
- Top with powdered sugar and honey and enjoy!
*A good thing to keep in mind when frying foods is that the oil will continue to get hotter. After your first batch, keep an eye on how the oil is frying things up. They may be browning a lot faster than you want so just turn the stove heat down a little!
When last night came to an end, Blair and I were literally licking the powdered sugar off our fingers. I’m so happy I bought two containers of biscuits – I might just have to make these again here soon! Right after I go to the gym first, of course…