While in New Orleans I picked up a box of Cafe Du Monde's famous Beignet mix.
It was not easy, it took several tries to get the beignets to puff the right way, the secret is hot hot hot oil. When you think its hot enough, wait and let it get even hotter! The oil also needs to be deep enough so the dough can really float around.
They turned out great!! Such a unique treat to make at home, can't wait to buy more mix!