El Chico Sopapiallas

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Raven Higheagle

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@ravenhigheagle

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

Rating:
☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes
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Serves:
Serves 4 to 6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Deep Fry

Ingredients

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

How to Make El Chico Sopapiallas

Step-by-Step

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

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About El Chico Sopapiallas

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




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