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