Mexican Fry Bread Gorditas
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!
How to Make Mexican Fry Bread Gorditas
- 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.
- 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.