Canola or vegetable oil, enough to have two inches in the pot you use

Crescent dough

Powdered sugar to coat


Heat oil in a large heavy pot (I use a Dutch oven) to medium heat.

Cut dough into pieces, 4 or 5 from each roll, about 40 total.

Set up a spot to drain beignets on paper towels.

Drop 3 or 4 pieces into hot oil, turn almost immediately and remove to paper towel.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar; actually roll them around to coat.

Repeat until all the beignets are fried and sugared.

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