Me and my family lived in New Orleans for about 15 years. When we left I missed the culture and the people. So when I moved to Tennessee I still wanted to enjoy many of the foods I loved eating there. I found an easy way to make beignets which is basically just a fried batter fritter. All you need is a biscuit mix like Bisquick some milk, oil and powdered sugar. It's just that easy.
1In a large bowl, mix the Bisquick baking mix and milk with a fork, until the baking mix is moistened.
2Form a soft dough ball, and then knead the dough about 10 times on a lightly floured flat surface.
3Flatten the dough initially with your hands and then roll the dough out from the center. Leave a little thickness to the dough.
4Cut the dough into strips and then into squares. You can make the squares as big as you want, but consider the size of the saucepan you are using for frying.
5In a medium-sized saucepan have approximately 2 cups of oil on high heat. When the oil is hot drop in your pieces of dough about 4 at a time, because the cooking process is fast. All you basically want to do is brown the dough.
6Have a plate ready to place your browned fritter on and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Continue the process. You do need to watch carefully as you cook the beignets, they cook fast.