Friday, October 28, 2011

Beignet Faceoff

I'm back from New Orleans! It was an amazing trip filled with lots of crazy good Southern cooking -- gumbo, jambalaya, fried chicken, po boys, oyster po boys, oysters on the half shell, fried oysters, grilled oysters, muffuletta, red beans & rice, fried alligator, boudin and crawfish, but most importantly, beignets! And lots of them. There are two main players in NoLa:

Cafe Beignet

and Cafe du Monde

They both come in threes, plain only, completely covered in powdered sugar. But Cafe du Monde's smaller beignets are much more complex, with a rich, heavenly smell and a firmer bite. Cafe Beignets are a lot like fried dough.

Plus, Cafe du Monde has that pretty look by night. 

I'm really gonna miss my mid-day sugar fix.

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