Mix dry ingredients well. Cut in shortening with a fork until it disappears. Add water & knead until you have dough. (Add water, one tsp at a time, if it's too dry.) Cover & allow to rest for 10 minutes.
Cut into six equal pieces and knead each piece until you can make a nice round ball. Flatten each ball into a round disk.
Cut the dough in half and fry in fairly deep fat until they brown and puff up.
Serve with eggs and beans for breakfast. Or, you can dust them with a bit of cinnamon sugar (or powdered sugar) and seve them with coffee. Either way they are delicious. (Sugar not included in nutrition estimate)
NOTE: This recipe makes them somewhat smaller than the (1/2 a plate) size shown in the picture.
Each (1 piece) serving contains an estimated:
Cals: 105, FatCals: 41, TotFat: 5g
SatFat: 2g, PolyFat: 1g, MonoFat: 2g
Chol: 2mg, Na: 83mg, K: 81mg
TotCarbs: 15g, Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 0g
NetCarbs: 13g, Protein: 3g
We enjoyed these in a small, backstreet restaurant on Ambergris Caye, Belize. They were great with eggs, beans, and bacon. I had to go back in the kitchen and ask the little old lady to show me how they were made.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (40g)|
|Recipe Makes: 12 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 28 (23%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 3.1g||4 %|
|Saturated Fat 1.2g||6 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1.3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.4g|
|Cholesterol 1.6mg||0 %|
|Sodium 537.8mg||19 %|
|Potassium 27.2mg||1 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 20.7g||6 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.7g||3 %|
|Sugars, other 20g|
|Protein 2.6g||4 %|
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Calories per serving: 120
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