Biscuit Beignets


Tip your hat to the Crescent City, and honor Mardi Gras month by preparing these New Orleans-style treats.

Biscuit Beignets
Photo: John O'Hagan; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
3 mins
Total Time:
8 mins
4 to 6 servings


  • 1 (12-oz.) can refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

  • Vegetable oil

  • Garnish: powdered sugar


  1. Separate biscuits into individual rounds, and cut into quarters. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven, heat over medium heat to 350°. Fry biscuit quarters, in batches, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels, and dust generously with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.

  2. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Pillsbury Golden Layers Buttermilk Biscuits.

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