● 2 cups all-purpose flour
● 1 tsp baking powder
● 1/2 tsp salt
● 1/4 cup shortening or lard
● 3/4 cup warm water
● Vegetable oil for frying
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Cut in the shortening or lard with a pastry cutter or your fingers until the mixture
resembles coarse crumbs.
- Gradually add the warm water, stirring with a fork until the dough comes together.
- Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 2 minutes.
- Cover the dough and let it rest for at least 20 minutes.
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness.
- Cut the dough into desired shape, traditionally they are cut into a circle or triangle shape.
- Heat a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat and add enough vegetable oil to coat
the bottom of the pan.
- Carefully place the fry jacks in the hot oil and fry until golden brown on both sides, about
2-3 minutes per side.
- Drain on paper towels to remove any excess oil.
- Serve hot with your favorite jam, honey or butter.
Enjoy your homemade Belize Fry Jacks!
Note: Fryjacks can also be made with coconut milk or milk instead of water, it will give a
different flavor and texture.