Fried Pie Pastry
Use this pastry for making hand-held fried pies.
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 cup ice water
1 teaspoon white vinegar
- Combine flour and salt. Cut in shortening with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Combine egg and water; sprinkle lightly over flour mixture. Add vinegar and stir with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened. Shape into a ball. Wrap dough in wax paper. Chill for at least one hour.
- Use as directed in any fried pie recipe.
Makes about 12 (5-inch) pastry shells for fried pies.