Mexican Fry Bread (Mexican Fried Gorditas)

Mexican Fry Bread (Mexican Fried Gorditas) created by DuChick

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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30mins
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directions

  • 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.
  • Separate and roll out enough dough to make six 4- to 6-inch thin, flat rounds.
  • In a cast iron skillet, heat oil to 375 degrees F.
  • Place rounds in oil; cook each side 20 to 30 seconds or until light golden brown.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove rounds from skillet; drain on paper towel.
  • Fill with prepared fillings as desired.
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  1. Gillian P.
    Super easy and tasty! First had this a month ago in the Grand Canyon (Navajo Fry Bread)- discovered this recipe and gave it a whirl. I think it needs more salt- but that's a personal preference. I always get nervous frying stuff, but you don't need to deep fry it to get great results!
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  2. adopt a greyhound
    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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  3. Jb Tyler
    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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  4. Ginhead
    Easy and a great result we have used them with Indian and Mexican work really well thanks for sharing
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  5. colonial homeschool
    Yumm! Did not have tortillas on hand tonight. Tried these instead. A little greasy, but I do not think my oil was hot enough to begin with. Delicious. Reminded me of chimachangas!
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