Stawberry Beignets

Strawberry Beignets
Recipe by Chef Gerry Klaskala of Aria


2 tsp.               Sugar
2 tsp.               Salt
6 cups              AP Flour
¼ cup               Baking Powder
2 cups              Water
2 cups              Milk
2 each             Eggs                                                                 HERITAGE FARM
1 tsp.               Vanilla Extract
4 qts                Oil for Frying
6 cups              Strawberries, washed, dried and stemmed   GREEN OLA ACRES
For dusting      Powdered Sugar

  1. Combine the water, milk, vanilla and eggs in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  2. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and the sugar and mix until the batter is smooth.
  3. Pour the oil into a large, deep pot or a deep fryer and heat to 360ºF.
  4. Dip the strawberries into the batter and ensure even coverage. Use a slotted spoon to lower the dipped strawberries into the hot oil. Cook until batter is golden brown and puffy. Remove beignets with spider or slotted spoon.
  5. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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