Cheater's Beignets

While linking up to some of the blog parties I usually attend, a link for homemade doughnuts caught my eye.  My husband has been after me to make some recently, and this seemed so simple! I already had canned biscuits at home!

I popped open the can and realized that my biscuits were a good bit smaller than the ones in the original post.  I decided not to put the hole in the middle.  By doing so, I was no longer making doughnuts.  I was making beignets... basically the same thing, but I enjoy the fancy name.

I set my deep fryer to 375 degrees and placed my biscuits, a few at a time, into the basket.  I fried them for 20-30 seconds on each side until they were a beautiful golden brown.  As I removed them from the basket, I dipped one side into a bowl of sugar.  They are extremely hot when first removed from the oil, so I used tongs to dip them and put them on the plate.

The best part was that my husband had no idea that I was making them, so when I rounded the corner into the living room, he got pretty excited!  I'm really glad I stumbled across that link! They were quite simple and incredibly delicious =)



  1. These look so delicious and I think I can make them!

    I can't tell you how much I appreciate you sharing your creativity and linking up to Project Inspire{d}~ have a week filled with joy and blessings.

    Hugs, Mary Beth

  2. I am sooo in love with beignets...I get the mix from Cafe DuMonde,(New Orleans) off Amazon.
    I, too, have used a biscuit dough but never canned biscuits...don't you know I must try them.:))
    I am going to do a post on beignets soon...may I use your link and a photo?
    xo bj

    1. Absolutely! Using a mix sounds way better, but I am lazy =)

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  4. Oh my goodness, these look fabulous! Found your blog through Made in a Day and I'm a new follower!


  5. Oh, you are killing me. :D Looks delish. Thanks for sharing.

  6. These look delicious. My friend uses biscuits to make donuts and adds cinnamon to the sugar. Yum! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays! Have a great weekend!


  7. They look Yummmmmm... You actually made them... wow!! Thank you for coming to link in.. :)

  8. Um, delicious. I am sooo going to make them!

  9. This looks so delicious!! I'm trying to resist a craving for doughnuts now! :) Thanks for sharing this at Romance on a dime!


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