Ridiculously Easy Mardi Gras Donuts

Mardi Gras Donuts

There is something magical about the New Orleans area… the constant activity, the people, the music, and the food. With Fat Tuesday around the corner, I have already made a few creations in the kitchen, that bring back wonderful memories of the deep South. Have I ever gone to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras? No. Do I want to? Ehhh, not sure I can answer that at this point in my life, but probably not. Why? I love jazz music, and I would rather take a trip back when they have the Jazz Festival going on. If you haven’t gone to that… well, you are missing out!


In any case, some of you may not associate the day to much of anything. Perhaps you don’t participate in fasting during Lent, or you really don’t care about the day in general? If you are like us, you go all out with all kinds of foods and flavors of New Orleans! I love donuts, so I made you some to salivate over. Oh for smell-o-vision right now. I wish you could enjoy the aroma the donuts provided my house!biscuit donut

Scared of deep frying? AHHH you don’t have to be. I only did a shallow fry, and I did it in a pot, so I had much safer control over. You can do it too, and it takes NO effort!! Seriously… my daughter taught me this recipe from her teacher at school.

Did you catch that? My 8 year old taught me this recipe!! Woohoo!


  • Vegetable Oil
  • Roll of buttery biscuits


In a medium sized pot, place 1/2 inch of oil. Heat up the oil until you see it “move” on the bottom of the pan. While you are waiting, take out the pre-made biscuits, using your fingers punch a hole in the middle. Shape into a donut! Place carefully into hot oil (so it sizzle immediately) and using tongs, flip over the donut once lightly browned on the one side. Brown the other side, and place donuts on paper towels (over a plate) to let excess oil clean up.

For glaze: Take 1/4 cup milk, mix with 2.5 cups of powdered sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla. Mix until incorporated. Dip donuts in glaze. (Remember, this is a glaze, NOT a frosting, it will be thin-ish.) I added food coloring to create festive colors!

Happy Fat Tuesday!!

Easy donuts


2 thoughts on “Ridiculously Easy Mardi Gras Donuts

  1. Unbelievably easy recipe (thank your 8 year old for me!) and that PHOTO… oh my goodness. Smiling about your thoughts on jazz… the music (and food) of New Orleans fascinates me, too.

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