Puff Pastry Beignets Recipe

Nancy Piran | The Bitter Side of Sweet

Puff Pastry Beignets are here for you when you're ready to let the good times roll. They don't have to just be for Fat Tuesday!

When it comes to Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday I am all about eating all of the fried foods! It’s the best part, right? These puff pastry beignets will not disappoint!

For this year, I decided I wanted to make beignets with puff pastry because it is super easy. Like so easy it hardly counts as a recipe.

Puff Pastry Beignets Photo

There is no making the dough, waiting for it to rise and then cooking it. You could always go a different route and skip the frying all together if you want.

This chocolate stout cheesecake seems like a delicious alternative!

But if you are like me and want to stick to the fried foods, let me tell you how it’s done.

Puff Pastry Beignets Picture

Why use puff pastry? Using puff pastry allows me to just cut up my pastry and throw it right into the fryer!

It doesn’t get much easier than that! It even works best if the pastry is frozen.

So, for Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday (in Italy we call it Carnevale), you will find lots of different types of fried dough. What we normally make at home is crostoli.

Puff Pastry Beignets Image

These are basically just strips of dough fried and topped with powdered sugar. Same concept, just made a little differently.

How long does it take? Using the puff pastry takes you from an hour or so in the kitchen to only about 20 minutes. You can’t beat that! Am I right?

Using one sheet of puff pastry you can get anywhere from 9-12 beignets depending on the size. I stuck with 9 just to make then a little bigger.

Puff Pastry Beignets Pic

Once my pastries were fried, I topped them with a lot of powdered sugar which makes them sweet!

If you are looking for more sweets to make for Fat Tuesday how about these Mint Chocolate Donut Holes or these Mint Chocolate Cinnamon Sticks?

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Puff Pastry Beignets Recipe

    9 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry, frozen
  • 3 cups Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar

Directions

  1. Cut pastry into 9 equal squares.
  2. Heat oil to 350°F in a deep medium size pot.
  3. Place 3 pastries in the oil. Fry for 1-2 minutes on one side. Flip and fry for an additional minute or until golden brown. When done remove from oil and allow to cool on a paper towel.
  4. Repeat 2 more times.
  5. Allow pastries to cool for 5 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle powdered sugar on the tops.
  7. Serve and ENJOY!

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French
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Author: Nancy Piran
Recipe Yields: 9 Beignets
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 beignet
Servings Per Recipe 9

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 53
Calories 159

% Daily Value*
10%
Total Fat 7g
17%
  Saturated Fat 3g
0%
Sodium 0mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate 24g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 14g
4%
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Nancy Piran

About Nancy

Nancy has been writing about good food on The Bitter Side of Sweet for years now. We're pretty stoked that she's our Puff Pastry fanatic, because it's about to get deliciously epic.