Savory Beignets are the Perfect Snack

There’s no shortage of doughnuts, beignets and other fried treats out there, but they aren’t limited to the dessert menu. We found chefs are tapping into the snacking potential of beignets, whose airy texture and structural firmness offer the balance for carrying heavier ingredients like roasted duck or shrimp and goat cheese.

“Most people think of beignets as a dessert or sweet treat with powdered sugar, but these billowy pastries are actually the perfect canvas to...