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    Mexican Fry Bread (Mexican Fried Gorditas)

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    Cooks4_6's Note:

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

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 10, 2009


      I knew I had to make some of these after returning from Texas last week. I'm not sure if they turned out like they're supposed to, but they were very good. We filled them with Chicken Fajitas - Crock Pot. My son commented that they were just like Taco Bell's...and that's a compliment! Only one and we were stuffed! Thanks for posting this!

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    • on May 01, 2014


      Turned out great! I made half a recipe but used lard instead of veg. shortening. which I didn't have. Used with leftover Chiliiest chili, lettuce, and cheese for a great meal.

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    • on October 05, 2009


      Easy and they taste great! I didn't want to fry them, so I cooked on a flat cast iron grill that I greased with a little shortening. I had to watch them carefully so they didn't over cook. Great taste!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mexican Fry Bread (Mexican Fried Gorditas)

    Serving Size: 1 (89 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 309.1
    Calories from Fat 162
    Total Fat 18.0 g
    Saturated Fat 3.7 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 370.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 32.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 0.1 g
    Protein 4.3 g

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