Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday." It is held on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.
Last October, when my girls were studying the state of Louisiana, we made Beignets! We used a recipe from a friend of mine who lives in Louisiana (Thank you Aimee!) which was so easy and yummy. We decided to make them again today as our Mardi Gras treat!
Mardi Gras Beignets
- Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls
- Oil for Frying
- Powdered Sugar
Thaw dinner rolls according to directions.
When they've risen to the size of dinner rolls, heat up canola or vegetable oil in a frying pan. Using kitchen scissors, cut each roll in half and then poke a hole in the center for even frying.
Fry until golden brown on each side and drain on paper towels.
Sprinkle liberally with powdered sugar.
You can find additional recipes for Shrove Tuesday in the archives.