No trip to New Orleans is complete without a visit to Cafe du Monde for beignets and coffee. Beignets might be my favorite “Cajun” food. I’ve made beignets from the Cafe du Monde mix, but they are a little time consuming. I decided to take a short cut and make beignets from refrigerated biscuits. The bagger at Publix actually gave us this idea. He told us that he had some New Orleans natives come through the line with tons of refrigerated biscuits and said they were using them to make beignets. They told him that was how they do in in NOLA. Well, if it is good enough for them, it was good enough for us. These beignets only took minutes to prepare and tasted just like the beignets in New Orleans! We loved these so much that we are making them again this weekend!
1 (12-oz.) can refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (regular size)
Separate biscuits into individual rounds, and cut into thirds. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven, heat over medium heat to 350°. Fry biscuit pieces, in batches, about 1 minute on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels, and dust generously with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.