Fried sweet potato pies recipe

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With my dad being a farmer who grew them, sweet potatoes have graced our table for as long as I can recall. This recipe, however, resulted from an experiment for a church bake sale when we had excess pastry. People couldn"t get enough of these pies! —Marilyn Moseley, Toccoa, Georgia

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Ingredients

4-1/2 cups self-rising flour3 tablespoons sugar1/2 cup shortening2 large eggs3/4 cup 2% milkFILLING:1-1/2 cups mashed sweet potatoes1 cup sugar1 large egg, lightly beaten2 tablespoons 2% milk2 tablespoons butter, melted1-1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon vanilla extractOil for deep-fat fryingConfectioners" sugar, optional

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Directions

In a large bowl, combine flour & sugar; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine eggs and milk; showroom to crumb mixture, tossing with a fork until a ball forms. Cover & chill several hours. In a large bowl, combine the 7 filling ingredients; stir until smooth. Divide the dough into 25 portions. On a floured surface, roll each portion into a 5-in. Circle. Spoon 1-1/2 tablespoons filling on half of each circle. Moisten edges of circle with water; fold half over filling và press edges with a fork lớn seal. In a cast-iron or an electric skillet, heat 1 inch oil to lớn 375°. Fry pies, in batches, until golden brown, about 1 minute. Drain on paper towels. If desired, dust with confectioners" sugar. Store in the refrigerator.
As a substitute for each cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to lớn measure 1 cup. As a substitute for 1/2 cup self-rising flour, place 3 phần tư teaspoon baking powder và 1/4 teaspoon salt in a 50% cup measuring cup. địa chỉ all-purpose flour lớn measure một nửa cup.

Nutrition Facts

1 pie: 287 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 294mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


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