Pan Fried Biscuits

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Pan Fried Biscuits are a comforting and delicious treat that have been enjoyed for generations. I’m all for tradition, but nowadays its so easy to just use the premade biscuit dough cans to get a quick and delicious snack or side. We love to whip these up for breakfast, snacks or even a side for dinners with gravy. All you need is a can of Pillsbury’s biscuit dough, some oil for frying, and your favorite toppings. The result is an irresistible snack or side dish that’s reminiscent of Grandma’s and sure to please.

What are Pan Fried Biscuits?

Pan Fried Biscuits are a tasty southern side dish that has been around for generations. Today they’re easily made with canned biscuits, usually Pillsbury, which are cut into quarters and then fried in hot oil until golden brown. The result is a perfectly crunchy outside and a flaky, soft inside. Pure delish!

What are the white chunks in Pillsbury biscuits?

When you open up a can of Pillsbury biscuits, it’s normal to find some seemingly out-of-place white chunks inside. But don’t worry, these little lumps are totally safe to eat! The white chunks in your canned biscuits are actually bits of butter or margarine that have been added to the dough before baking. This extra fat not only helps keep the biscuits tender and flaky, but also adds flavor and richness.

So when it comes time to make your next batch of southern fried biscuits using Pillsbury dough, don’t be afraid of those white chunks. Just mix them into the dough and get cooking! You’ll be rewarded with tasty, fluffy biscuits that are sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Enjoy!

How to make canned biscuits better?

Canned biscuits are a inexpensive convenience food for busy days when you don’t have the time or energy to make your own from scratch. But let’s face it – by themselves they can be a bit boring and bland. With just a few simple tips, however, you can transform those canned biscuits into something truly special!

  • Try adding some extra flavorings like herbs or spices to the biscuit dough before frying them
  • Brush melted butter on top of each biscuit before baking for an extra dose of flavor and crunch
  • Try stuffing them with cheese or other yummy fillings like sausage or bacon before frying
  • Finally you can add a sweet glaze like apple butter after they’re done to take them over the top!
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Fried Biscuits

These Fried Biscuits are so easy to make using canned dough for a delicious snack or side. All you need is a can of Pillsbury's biscuit dough, some oil for frying, and your favorite topping.
Servings: 16
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 can refrigerated biscuits, homestyle or southern style is best
  • 2 tbsp butter


  • Open can of biscuits and seperate into desired size. We like to pull them apart into 16 sections
  • Heat cast iron pan, griddle or fry pan to medium high heat. Melt butter.
  • Fry biscuits until nicely browned and crispy, about 2 minutes each side
  • Serve with your choice of toppings, jellies or syrups. These also work amazing as a side with chicken or beef gravies at dinners!
Recipe Keywords: biscuits, fried biscuits
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