500BestSquareBeignet Sticks @ Fat Spoon Cafe

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Why has nobody thought of this before? Beignet dough is made normally, but instead of being cut into a pillow, the same piece of dough yields four long sticks. Everything else is normal: the frying, the powdered sugar, the cafe au lait on the side. This is perfect, because who, really, can eat three beignets of the standard conformation? Of course, the old-line places couldn’t get away with replacing the classic beignet. But if the sticks (or much smaller squares), were available more people would order them than the big pillows.

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Fat Spoon Cafe. Mandeville: 68480 Highway 59. 985-809-2929.

This is among the 500 best dishes in New Orleans area restaurants. 

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  1. Carol on March 1, 2015

    Coffee Call in BR did something similar, but they called them fingers because they weren’t uniform like those.

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