Beignets

A beignet is a is a rectangular, hole-less donut with a bit of crunch to its crust and creamy insides. It is served piping hot from the fry kettle, dusted with so much confectioner’s sugar that it is nearly impossible to eat without clouds of the white powder covering fingers, hands, face, and clothes. The usual companion is cafe au lait, a smooth half-and-half mix of milk and chicory coffee. The time-honored place to eat beignets is in the old French Market at Cafe du Monde, a brash, al fresco commissary open 24/7/365.

Restaurants With This Dish

Big, pearly hunks of crab imperial swaddled in creamy sauce, perch atop a short stack of crisp-fried green tomatoes.
Café des Amis

BREAUX BRIDGE, LA

Morning Call neon sign ... beignets and cafe au lait
Morning Call

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

Fayard’s

BILOXI, MS

Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge - Large Chopped BBQ Tray
Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge

SHELBY, NC

Cafe du Monde

NEW ORLEANS, LA

Duckfat

PORTLAND, ME

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