Fried biscuits are so yummy alone or dipped in apple butter, cinnamon honey butter, or just honey! You can make fried biscuits from scratch, but this canned biscuit recipe is just as good. (Consider it a can biscuit hack!) Eat them for a breakfast recipe or even as a baked side for dinner (like with fried chicken!).
How To Make Southern Fried Biscuits
These sweet fried biscuits (also called fried sugar biscuits) are a Southern recipe favorite.
You can make them as fried biscuits with sugar (or fried biscuits with cinnamon and sugar), but if you’re going to eat your fried biscuits and apple butter, I like to leave them plain.
(I don’t like things that are too sweet.)
If you’ve ever made fried biscuits donuts from canned biscuits, these are just like that … but more in a puffy donut hole form!
Some people even eat them as fried biscuits and gravy, but I’ve never had them like that. (Let me know if you have!)
Before we get to the fried can biscuits, you may be wondering…
What are fried biscuits?
Fried biscuits are a breakfast or sweet dessert treat made from biscuit dough. Instead of baking the biscuits, the biscuit dough is fried in oil. The recipe for pan fried biscuits are sometimes covered in sugar or cinnamon and sugar or served with apple butter or honey butter.
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What To Eat With Biscuits That Are Fried
Fried biscuits can be eaten with:
- Apple butter
- Honey butter
- Cinnamon butter
- Cinnamon and sugar
- Powdered sugar
- Jam or jelly
- Chocolate sauce
- Fried chicken biscuits and gravy
- Sausage gravy
- OR, leave them plain!
TRY WITH THE RECIPE FOR FRIED BISCUITS:
HOW TO MAKE PAN FRIED BISCUITS
For these deep fried biscuits, use plain biscuits (without butter in the dough) and don’t use the flaky biscuits.
I like the plain (or buttermilk) Southern homestyle biscuits for this fried canned biscuits recipe. (We use the Pillsbury biscuits, but any brand of non-flaky biscuits will work.)
Also, I leave our biscuits plain because we often eat them with apple butter, but you can roll them in cinnamon and sugar (or just sugar) if you want a fried doughnut treat.
Now, on to the fried can biscuits recipe!
- 1 (16.3 ounce) can refrigerated plain biscuits (can of 8)-homestyle or Southern (NOT flaky)
- 3-4 cups vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup sugar (optional)
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon (optional)
- Add oil to a deep saucepan, dutch oven or small pot. Heat to 375 °F.
- If coating with cinnamon and sugar (optional), mix together cinnamon sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Remove biscuits from container. Using kitchen scissors or a knife, cut each biscuit into 4 sections. For each section, roll into a ball and then slightly flatten to a disc shape.
- Drop each biscuit "disc" into the hot oil. Do not overlap. Fry for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until light golden brown.
- Using a slotted spoon, remove fried biscuits from oil and transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain. If using cinnamon and sugar, transfer fried biscuits to bowl of cinnamon sugar. Flip once to cover biscuits on both sides with sugar mixture. Cool slightly before serving.
- Serve plain or with apple butter, cinnamon butter, honey, honey butter or melted chocolate.
You can also make these fried biscuits with powdered sugar!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g
Nutrition information is estimated. Changes to the recipe and use of different brands may cause changes to the nutritional information to vary slightly from the ones provided here.