El Chico Sopapiallas

Raven Higheagle

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@ravenhigheagle

El Chico was a Mexican restaurant here in Houston that has since gone out of business.


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Serves:

Serves 4 to 6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Deep Fry

Ingredients

1 3/4 c
flour
2 Tbsp
baking powder
2 Tbsp
shortening
1 tsp
salt
3/4 c
cold water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat a deep fryer to 350 degrees.
2
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium mixing bowl.
3
Add shorting and cut in like for a pie crust.
4
Gradually add cold water. Mix just enough to hold together. Remove from bowl and on a floured surface knead until smooth.
5
Cover and let dough rest for 5 minutes.
6
Roll out on a floured surface to about 1/8 inch thick and cut into 3 inch squares.
7
Drop sopapillas into a deep fryer 1 or 2 at a time, when they surface fan with the hot oil until the dough begins to rise.
8
Turn the sopapillas over. When the sopapillas are light golden brown, remove and drain on paper towels or paper bag.
9
Serve with honey.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Mexican