Croquignoles

This is the Cajun version of New Orleans beignets. While I prefer beignets, croquignoles can be made much faster. Beignets are made from a yeast dough; croquignoles have no yeast and require no rising time. They are not as airy and fluffy as beignets, but are still a good treat! See the link below for pictures and a recipe for Creole Calas (rice fritters–another tasty treat).

Ingredients:

  • oil for frying
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 to 3 1/2 c flour
  • confectioner’s sugar for dusting

Directions:

  • Heat oil to 350 degrees.
  • Beat eggs. Add sugar, melted butter, water, and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Sift baking powder and flour together. Add to egg mixture.
  • Roll out dough to about 1/8″ on a floured surface. Cut into triangles or rectangles (pizza cutter works well).
  • Carefully place in hot oil, being careful not to crowd. Fry until golden brown on both sides (turn halfway through).
  • Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar. Serve.

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Croquignoles