Cheese Beignets

Cheese Beignets might be a good recipe to expand your side dish repertoire. One portion of this dish contains approximately 7g of protein, 7g of fat, and a total of 191 calories. This recipe serves 8 and costs 39 cents per serving. 111 person found this recipe to be flavorful and satisfying. Head to the store and pick up fresh sage, cheese, unbleached flour, and a few other things to make it today. It is brought to you by Leites Culinaria. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 30 minutes. Overall, this recipe earns a solid spoonacular score of 52%. Similar recipes are Cheese Beignets, Blue Cheese Lobster Beignets with Spicy Avocado Cream + Garden Vegetable Sauté, and Beignets.

Servings: 8

Preparation duration: 30 minutes

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Ingredients:

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 cup grated hard cheese, such as Parmesan or pecorino

Coarse salt, for sprinkling

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 cup finely minced fresh sage

1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot sauce, or to taste

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

Vegetable oil, for frying

3/4 cup cold water

Equipment:

bowl

whisk

frying pan

slotted spoon

paper towels

Cooking instruction summary:

1. Stir together the flour, sage, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.2. Whisk together the eggs, olive oil, and hot sauce in a large bowl. Gradually stir in the flour mixture. Add the water, a little at a time, combining well until the dough is thick. Fold in the cheese.3. Press the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick rectangle on a well-floured work surface. Cut into 1 1/2-inch squares.4. Pour the vegetable oil into a large skillet to the depth of 1/2 an inch, and heat over medium heat until a small piece of dough sizzles gently in the oil. (The dough should not brown immediately.)5. Place the beignet squares in the oil, taking care not to overcrowd (you may need to fry in batches). Fry 3 minutes on each side, or until browned and done throughout. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Sprinkle immediately with the coarse salt. Right before serving, dust with the cayenne.

 

Step by step:


1. Stir together the flour, sage, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.

2. Whisk together the eggs, olive oil, and hot sauce in a large bowl. Gradually stir in the flour mixture.

3. Add the water, a little at a time, combining well until the dough is thick. Fold in the cheese.

4. Press the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick rectangle on a well-floured work surface.

5. Cut into 1 1/2-inch squares.

6. Pour the vegetable oil into a large skillet to the depth of 1/2 an inch, and heat over medium heat until a small piece of dough sizzles gently in the oil. (The dough should not brown immediately.)

7. Place the beignet squares in the oil, taking care not to overcrowd (you may need to fry in batches). Fry 3 minutes on each side, or until browned and done throughout.

8. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Sprinkle immediately with the coarse salt. Right before serving, dust with the cayenne.


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