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Beignets are commonly referred to as the Southerners doughnut. In this family recipe, the dough should be stiffadd just enough water to let you press the dough flat. To make cutting the stiff dough easier, use a floured pizza cutter.
- Stir together flour, sage, baking powder and salt in medium bowl.
- Whisk together eggs, hot sauce and olive oil. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Add water a little at a time, combining well until dough is thick. Fold in cheese.
- Press dough into 1/2-inch thick rectangle on well-floured work surface. Cut into 1 1/2-inch squares.
- Pour 1/2 inch vegetable oil into large skillet, and heat over medium heat until a small piece of dough sizzles gently in oil. Dough should not brown immediately.
- Place beignet squares in oil, taking care not to overcrowd. Fry 3 minutes on each side, or until browned and done throughout. Remove with slotted spoon to paper towels. Sprinkle immediately with coarse salt. Right before serving, dust with cayenne.
- Serving Size Serves 8, about 3 per person
- Calories 190
- Carbohydrate Content 25 g
- Cholesterol Content 55 mg
- Fat Content 7 g
- Fiber Content 0 g
- Protein Content 7 g
- Saturated Fat Content 1 g
- Sodium Content 330 mg
- Sugar Content 1 g
- Trans Fat Content 0 g
- Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g