Mexican Fry Bread (Mexican Fried Gorditas)

Total Time
20 mins
10 mins

This is a Mexican Chef's recipe that is a quick and fabulous alternative for purchased tortillas or shells. Well worth the effort

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  1. Combine flour, salt, baking powder and shortening; mix until shortening is blended. Add water; mix well.
  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured board; knead until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  3. Roll dough into a ball; place into a plastic bag.
  4. Separate and roll out enough dough to make six 4- to 6-inch thin, flat rounds.
  5. In a cast iron skillet, heat oil to 375 degrees F.
  6. Place rounds in oil; cook each side 20 to 30 seconds or until light golden brown.
  7. Use a slotted spoon to remove rounds from skillet; drain on paper towel.
  8. Fill with prepared fillings as desired.