Fried Pie Crust
Use this pastry dough for making canapes or fried pies.
1 cup vegetable shortening
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
- In a mixing bowl, combine shortening, flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix in buttermilk.
- On a lightly foured surface, roll out dough to a thickness of 1/8-inch. Cut dough into 2 1/2-inch rounds or squares.
- To Make Canapes: Using a filling of your choice, place a teaspoon in the center of each round. Fold the dough over into crescents being sure to seal the pastries very firmly so that none of the filling escapes.
- Heat fat in a deep fryer to 365°F (185°C). Fry until crust is golden brown.
Makes enough dough for 12 to 14 canapes.