The Ultimate French-Girl Treat In Only 3 Ingredients

Expanding on the genius ways we can use canned biscuits, I'd like to share this recipe for three-ingredient beignets. In case you're not familiar with beignets, it's basically a fancy word for fritter. Fry up some canned biscuit dough, sprinkle on some powdered sugar, serve with coffee and fresh fruit, and you have an excellent (and seemingly elevated!) homemade brunch. And, if you want to get really fancy, you can make this zinfandel dipping sauce for your beignets.

Three Ingredient Beignets
Makes about 10 beignets

1 can store-bought biscuit dough
1 to 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 
1 quart peanut or vegetable oil

1. Remove your dough from the can and separate the biscuits. Set aside.
2. In a deep pot, heat 1 quart of vegetable oil to 350ºF. To test if oil is ready for frying, drop a small piece of dough in it. It should sizzle immediately.
3. Add 2 to 3 beignets to the oil, frying in batches until golden brown. 
4. Allow to drain on a paper towel. Beignets can be held for 1 to 2 hours on a baking sheet in an oven set at 200ºF. 
5. Before serving, dust liberally with powdered sugar.

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