Mexican Fry Bread Gorditas

Colleen Sowa

By
@colleenlucky7

Why go to the fast food place? You can make it even better at home!!!

We make these 3 or 4 times a month, we make Gorditas (with taco and burrito fillings, and with sweet fillings like butter with cinnamon sugar or pie fillings). We also eat it as a bread with soups and stews.

After you make this the first time... it gets easier and easier to make... you will make it often!


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Serves:

10 rounds

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Pan Fry

Ingredients

MEXICAN FRY BREAD GORDITAS

3 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
salt
2 1/2 Tbsp
baking powder
6 Tbsp
margarine
1 c
milk (or water)

OIL FOR FRYING

2 inches
vegetable oil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine flour, salt, baking powder and shortening; mix until shortening is blended. Add water; mix well. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured board; knead until smooth, about 2 minutes. Roll dough into a ball; place into a plastic bag and let sit for 10 minutes. Separate into 10 balls and roll out each ball of dough to make 10 (4-inch to 6-inch) flat, thin rounds.
2
In a cast iron skillet, heat oil to 375 degrees F. Place rounds in oil one at a time; cook each side 18 to 35 seconds or until light golden brown. Remove rounds from skillet with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Fill with prepared fillings as desired or eat as a bread with soups and stews.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids