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1A fritter.‘a cheese beignet’
- ‘As with the terrine, there was certainly a good-sized portion, but the beignets were a little short on garlic and a touch too dry for my taste.’
- ‘But where does this leave Louisiana's favorite French-fried fritter, the beignet?’
- ‘There are crème brûlées and little apple beignets for dessert, but the most emblematic dish of all is the rice pudding.’
- ‘As I read it, I can almost smell the beignets frying and feel the sun on my skin.’
- ‘Of late, chef Jorgensen has been pairing ice-cold vodka Martinis with caviar, pickled quail eggs, goat cheese pizza, Gorgonzola cheese beignets and tartars.’
- ‘All our dishes were served with a side of white rice and a very tasty deep-fried cauliflower beignet.’
- ‘Cut beignet into quarters and arrange on plates.’
- ‘To start, I had cured Glenarm salmon with Avruga caviar, served with dill and chive cream and an oyster beignet.’
- ‘And you can't fool me: Apple beignets are great doughnuts without the hole.’
- ‘For the ricotta beignets: Preheat the fryer to 375 degrees.’
- ‘Next to the mango skewers, arrange two beignets, cutting one in half.’
- ‘Banana beignets are a neat surprise. The hot apple crisp and the cookies are satisfying.’
- ‘Walked off the crawfish beignets and bread pudding while admiring the Greek Revival and Italian architecture on the Garden District Walking Tour.’
- ‘Melissa, my dedicated Survivor contestant, made two separate batches: due to a successful whining campaign by yours truly, in addition to caramelized-apple beignets, she whipped up a batch of chocolate-filled beignets just for me!’
- ‘It's worth a trip to Hollywood just to eat it; or to sample the molten, skillfully fried finger-banana dessert fritters billed on the menu as ‘banana beignets.’’
- ‘A roasted pear stuffed with blue cheese and splashed with a port-wine-laced vinaigrette produces an enticingly light beignet.’
- ‘During our two night stay we savoured such delights as a salad of roast duck foie gras, steamed native sea bass with crushed Jersey Royals, and roast cannon of Galloway lamb with tomato couscous and haggis beignet.’
- ‘There are a variety of sorbets in flavours like litchi, mango, coconut and lemon, as well as an lineup of deep-fried pineapple, apple or banana beignets.’
- ‘It was getting on toward noon and the place was packed so I leaned against the wall near where the beignets are made watching the cook.’
2A square of fried dough eaten hot sprinkled with icing sugar.
- ‘I was only having split pea soup, thanks to complaints from my dance partner - too many beignets I guess.’
- ‘‘It was down to the fuel, especially the beignets,’ he tells me when we meet near his temporary workshop in Santa Cruz, California.’
- ‘I ended up with about a dozen and a half beignets, which I sprinkled with powdered sugar using my grandmother's spring-loaded flour sifter while singing Jingle Bells, and then fed them to my neighbors.’
- ‘For dessert (and dessert's my favorite part of any meal) I had beignets with maple ice cream, caramel and citrus mango marmalade.’
- ‘When I saw the beignet chef toss that dough and make clouds of flour for that laughing little girl it surprised me how much it made me miss Ben.’
- ‘Fry the beignets gently until brown and crispy on one side, turn, and cook the other side.’
- ‘Before we get going the next morning, we stop for a breakfast of beignets and café au lait at a joint called Coffee Call, which seems to be popular with senior citizens in tour buses.’
- ‘Mix sugar and cinnamon together; gently roll beignets in mixture.’
- ‘The cafe serves chicory-laced coffee and square beignets dusted with powdered sugar, all day.’
- ‘Grabbing a couple of beignets and a cup of coffee, he gestured towards the kitchen.’
- ‘Heat the oil to 360 degrees Fahrenheit, and fry the beignets 3 at a time until they are puffed and golden on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per batch.’
- ‘The café is considered to be the home of beignet and chicory coffee.’
- ‘In New Orleans, beignets are the breakfast of champions.’
- ‘A few people were still hanging out at Cafe du Monde, a favorite spot for French roast coffee and beignets, and a man playing a trombone outside had a box full of tips.’
French, from archaic buyne hump, bump.
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