Belize Fry Jacks Recipe


● 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


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Cut in the shortening or lard with a pastry cutter or your fingers until the mixture
    resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Gradually add the warm water, stirring with a fork until the dough comes together.
  4. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 2 minutes.
  5. Cover the dough and let it rest for at least 20 minutes.
  6. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  7. Cut the dough into desired shape, traditionally they are cut into a circle or triangle shape.
  8. Heat a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat and add enough vegetable oil to coat
    the bottom of the pan.
  9. Carefully place the fry jacks in the hot oil and fry until golden brown on both sides, about
    2-3 minutes per side.
  10. Drain on paper towels to remove any excess oil.
  11. 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.

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