May 20, 2020

Recipe For Travel: Belize Fry Jacks

We may not be able to board a plane right now, but we can create drinks and dishes that transport us to some of our favourite destinations! Today, we're off to Belize, where a true taste of the country can be found in Fry Jacks—coconut and yeast dough cut into triangles or squares and fried until golden. Enjoy this Belizean staple at home with the San Ignacio Resort Hotel’s very own recipe, below! —Vita Daily

belize fry jacks

3 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp vegetable oil or shortening (for the dough)
1 full cup water (sometimes water might need to be adjusted)
2 cups vegetable oil (for the cooking)

Place flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Cut shortening into flour or, if you’re using oil, add it to the ingredients. Knead the dough, adding little bits of water at time in order to remove all clumps and create a smooth textured dough. Separate the dough in half and let stand for about 15 minutes. In the meantime, put oil in the frying pan and heat to medium temperature. Next, divide the dough into ten medium-sized balls and flatten them into a circle. Cut each circle in half. Place dough in the frying pan and leave until it turns into a golden brown. Repeat on opposite side. And you’ve got yourself a delicious Fry Jack! You can have these with eggs, refried beans, sugar, jam, golden honey—anything your taste buds desire! Buen provecho and have an amazing Belizean breakfast!

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