Bea's Sweet Potato Jacks
The only difference in this recipe and the way my mama made them is that she used canned biscuits for the dough which saves time and is also good. I have done these both ways but really prefer this dough if I am not time limited.
I also use this same dough recipe when I make Apple or Peach Jacks.
Blue Ribbon Recipe
A creative and yummy leftover sweet potato recipe! When mashed, the sweet potatoes become very creamy and have a hint of cinnamon sugar. The dough fries up flaky and crispy. We topped ours with a bit of powdered sugar sifted on top and it was perfection. These are perfect if you've made too many baked sweet potatoes for dinner. We're going to need to try the apple ones next... those sound tasty too. The Test Kitchen
SWEET POTATO MIXTURE:
2 mediumsweet potatoes, cooked
1/3 cgranulated sugar
1 smallpat of butter, melted
2 call-purpose flour
1 tspkosher salt
1/2 cCrisco shortening, cold
1/2 cice cold water
How to Make Bea's Sweet Potato Jacks
- While the potatoes are cooking you can start on the dough. Add flour and salt together and combine well. Add in the shortening and mix it in by using a fork. Add in the cold water and continue mixing with a fork until flour has absorbed the water. Now retire the fork and dig in with your hands and continue mixing until it sticks together.
- You'll have scrap dough left so ball it back up and knead it just long enough for it to start sticking together and repeat. You should be able to get 9 rounds out of each half of dough. Now start on your other half of dough and repeat. I just place the rounds on a cookie sheet and cover with a kitchen towel or paper towel at this point. NOTE: If using canned biscuits roll out each biscuit on a floured surface and follow steps below.