Bogus Beignets Recipe

Bogus-Beignets-Recipe

Bogus Beignets Recipe

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • Confectioners’ sugar

Instructions

  1. Heat 2 inches vegetable oil in a large deep cast iron pot over medium-high heat until it reaches 350ºF on a candy thermometer. (As oil is heating, watch thermometer carefully and adjust heat to keep oil from getting too hot.) Line a large plate with paper towels.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together egg, sugar, ricotta, lemon zest, vanilla, flour and salt until smooth.
  3. Drop heaping teaspoonfuls of batter into hot oil and fry,turning once with tongs or a slotted spoon, until beignets are golden, 2 to 3 minutes total. Remove beignets with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate briefly to drain. Dust with confectioners’ sugar, if desired,and serve immediately.

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