Food Friday Recipe - Fry Jacks from Flavors of Belize
Fry Jacks are a popular Belizean breakfast served alongside refried beans, sausage, bacon and eggs. Topped with honey, jam, sugar or anything else you would like to try, these puffy jacks are a personal favorite.
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
1 cup water
Vegetable oil for frying
Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
Cut shortening into flour.
Add water, a little at a time, to make a soft, but not sticky dough.
Divide dough into two rounds and let rest for 15 - 20 minutes.
Lightly flour counter-top or cutting board. Roll dough out to about 10 to 12 inches round.
Cut lengthwise into 2 to 3 inch strips and then crosswise to desired size.
Heat oil and fry on each side until golden brown.
Serve hot with honey, jam, sugar or refried beans and cheese and fully enjoy!
Tip: Frying in very hot oil will ensure that fry jacks "puff" when cooking.
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