Foodie Friday: Belizean Fry Jacks Recipe!

Fry Jacks: Authentic Belize Food Staple!

They say “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” and Belizeans take this very serious. One of the more popular and mouth-watering breakfast meals in Belize includes refried beans, eggs, cheese, bacon or ham and fresh fruits all perfectly paired with fry jacks.  Fry jacks are deep fried dough pieces that can be shaped in squares, circles or triangles. Making these delicious fry jacks will be relatively easy and fast with this recipe we have prepared for you. You can make this in the comfort of your home and share a part of Belize with your family & friends!

Ingredients to make Belizean Fry Jacks:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Directions to make Belizean Fry Jacks:

Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Add shortening into a flour mix. Add water, a little at a time, to make a soft, but not sticky dough. Divide dough into two rounds. Let rest for 15 to 20 minutes. Lightly flour counter top.  Roll dough out to about 10 to 12 inches round. Cut lengthwise into 2 to 3-inch strips and then crosswise to desired size. Make sure the oil is very hot for fluffy jacks. Fry on each side until golden brown.

Don’t forget to add an important ingredient, a pinch of love.

Serve hot and enjoy a delectable Belizean breakfast at home!

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