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Green Tea Cheese Beignets

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup finely minced fresh sage

  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt

  • 1 tsp green tea powder* (you can use matcha as well)

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. hot sauce

  • 1 Tbs. olive oil

  • 3/4 cup water, or as needed

  • 1/2 cup grated hard cheese such as Parmesan or Romano

  • Vegetable oil for frying

  • Coarse salt

Prep Time: 10-20 min

Cooking Time: 10 min

Instructions:
1. Stir together flour, sage, baking powder, green tea powder and sea salt in medium bowl.

2. Whisk together eggs, hot sauce and olive oil. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Add water a little at a time, combining well until dough is thick. Fold in cheese.

3. Press dough into 1/2-inch thick rectangle on well-floured work surface. Cut into 1 1/2-inch squares.

4. Pour 1/2 inch vegetable oil into large skillet, and heat over medium heat until a small piece of dough sizzles gently in oil. Dough should not brown immediately.

5. Place beignet squares in oil, taking care not to overcrowd. Fry 3 minutes on each side, or until browned and done throughout. Remove with slotted spoon to paper towels. Sprinkle immediately with coarse salt.

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