Breads & Fritters

Fried Johnny Cakes

2 cups sifted flour
2 tablespoons shortening
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
  oil for frying

Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Add shortening and work in gently with fingertips. Add water gradually until a soft, pliable dough is formed. Knead gently for a few minutes until dough is smooth.

Shape into small balls, flatten and fry in hot cooking oild that half covers the dough. When first side is lightly browned, turn over and brown other side.

Drain on paper towels.

Serves 8

 

Calories
Fat (g)
Protein (g)
Carbohydrates (g)
Sodium (mg)
Cholesterol (mg)
159
6
3
24
176
0
(With sugar)

 

Calories
Fat (g)
Protein (g)
Carbohydrates (g)
Sodium (mg)
Cholesterol (mg)
154
6
3
22
176
55
(Without sugar)

Banana Fritters

3 cups mashed, overripe bananas
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
1 cup white flour
1/2 cup water


Combine ingredients in order. Beat well. Drop into deep fat by spoonfuls. Fry until golden brown.

Serves 10.

Calories
Fat (g)
Protein (g)
Carbohydrates (g)
Sodium (mg)
Cholesterol (mg)
160
3
2
32
123
18

 

Conch Fritters

5 conchs
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
  fat for frying


Clean and pound conchs. Slice very thin, enough to make 2 cups. In bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center. Combine egg with milk. Gradually add to center of flour mixture. Blend gently to make a smooth batter. Dip the sliced conch in the batter. Fry in deep fat.

Serves 8

Calories
Fat (g)
Protein (g)
Carbohydrates (g)
Sodium (mg)
Cholesterol (mg)
205
5
17
19
230
67
(with whole milk)


Calories
Fat (g)
Protein (g)
Carbohydrates (g)
Sodium (mg)
Cholesterol (mg)
186
3
18
19
234
43
(with non-fat milk)

 











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