New Orleans Beignet Recipe

New Orleans Beignet Recipe

Learn to make beignets, sweet fluffy New Orleans doughnuts made from deep-fried choux pastry, then tossed in powdered sugar.
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  • Serves: 7 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a deep-fryer or Dutch oven, heat the oil until it reaches 360 F.
  3. Step 3

    Gently add a generous tablespoon of dough at a time to the hot oil. Don't overcrowd the pan. You should probably avoid frying more than six at a time.
  4. Step 4

    Fry for 2 to 3 minutes, turning occasionally with tongs so that they brown evenly. When they're fully browned, remove to a sheet pan lined with paper towels.
  5. Step 5

    Repeat the process until you have no more dough. Once any excess oil has drained from the finished beignets, toss them in sugar while they're still warm.
  6. Step 6

    Serve with jam, vanilla custard sauce or chocolate ganache dipping sauce.