Friday, February 19, 2010

Cheese Beignets

I had cheese beignets similar to these at the Spotted Pig when I was in NYC last week.  The servers kept walking around with plates of these little babies.  They were warm, full of delectable flavors and I wasn't the only one who thought so either.  None of us could control ourselves. Within seconds, the beignets were gone.  Several of us were scanning the restaurant wondering where the next plate of cheese beignets was hiding.




I duplicated the beignets, so brace yourselves for some serious, mouthwatering magic.

Using my Basic Pizza Dough recipe,  flatten out of dough about the size of the palm of your hand.  Place a pinch or two of shredded greuyere cheese.  Roll up the dough around the cheese and roll into a ball a little smaller than a ping-pong ball.  Fry in vegetable or canola oil.  They will puff up and brown very quickly. 

Place on a paper towel lined plate and sprinkle with grated pecorino romano cheese.

Pass these around the next time you have guests over.  Just make sure you have a couple of extra plates of these because you won't want to run out.


45 comments:

Ashley @ The Happy Little Home said...

Those look amazing!

Julie said...

Cheese beignets?? Yes please! Sounds just amazing.

dawn said...

you so totally rock. love how you think.

The Diva on a Diet said...

Oh ... my ... stars, these look good! They're stunning, Katherine, and addictive too, I'm sure. Bravo!

Sara said...

Warm cheese and dough? Sounds like Heaven!

5 Star Foodie said...

Oh, yum! I need to make these for lunch right now!

Marjie said...

They look wonderful! I would need to make about 8 plates of them!

steph said...

Not many things are better than fried bread and cheese!!

Mary said...

They sound amazing and Lord knows you've made it very easy for us to duplicate your success. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

buffalodick said...

They are that magic size that means you are going to eat more than one!

Bridgett said...

Perfect comfort food. I would be instantly addicted.

Joanne said...

I'm pretty sure taht every culture has a recipe for fried dough. It's appeal is universal! And for good reason. These sound amazing.

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Looks delish!

I've voted. Good luck with the Cake Off. Great thing you did!

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh my God. I must make these.

Barbara said...

Oh dear! You shouldn't have told me about these! I may have to make them and that means I will probably eat all of them!

theUngourmet said...

Oh man! I could eat myself silly! :D

Burp and Slurp~! said...

OMG!!! Looks freaking GOOD!!! Cheesy, and deep-fried goodness!!! What a lovely, heart-stopping (both literally and metaphorically) snack!!!

Bob said...

Holy crap, cheese filled fried dough. I think I'm in love!

Sook said...

I've never had these but I don't think I would have been able to control myself either over these delicious Beignets. :)

bridget {bake at 350} said...

That is brilliant! I have pizza dough rising, but now I'm thinking...beignets! Love this!

Heidi said...

I've never had these before. YUMMY!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Katherine, The Cheese Beignets look delicious... I love Beignets and I love cheese---so I'm sure I'd love this combination.. I'm afraid that I'd eat WAY too many of them!

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Pam said...

I'll take a handful of these beauties please!

Chris said...

Drool
drool
Katherine rules!

Love these spect-cheesy-tacular beauties.

Claudia said...

Oh my, yes definitely, now, immediately. Love these! Southern gougeres.

Chow and Chatter said...

wow these look delish never heard of cheese beignets love it and heres your madeleine!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

These sound awesome Katherine! I think I could eat a couple plates full all on my own!

Fresh Local and Best said...

Oh Katherine! I probably would be popping these into my mouth compulsively. Cheese beignets look so good!

teresa said...

these remind me of the movie the princess and the frog! my daughter would love to make these with me!

Pam said...

I don't know if I can make these. All willpower would be lost.

Mary said...

Anytime you say beignet you got this gal! ;)

Marguerite said...

Oh, I am drooling over these delicious looking cheese beignets! I am addicted already, just thinking about them. Merci for sharing, cher!

Lynda said...

These look really addictive; wish I had a plateful now to munch on while catching up on blog reading! :)

Anncoo said...

Oh...I can't wait to have those!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Oh my, they do look absolutely addictive!

meleah rebeccah said...

OMG! Yum!!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Katherine, these babies are amazing. Can you email me a couple?
Sam

Karen said...

Those look delicious!

Katy ~ said...

I can't look. If I do, I'm done for. These. sound. amazing.

Hornsfan said...

the perfect snack food...i think so!

Laurie said...

Dear Lord, those look awesome! I want a whole plate to myself, right now.

gigi said...

I love cheese and my arteries are filled with it :( I just can't help it!

highlandsranchfoodie said...

Cheese Beignets???? I'm all over this one.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Yum. Just saying the name makes my mouth water.

Debbie said...

Again, why is a computer not set up for lick and taste?