Fried Sweet Potato Pies
makes 25 pies 
 
4-1/2 cup  plain or self-rising flour*
3 Tbsp  granulated sugar
1/2 cup  shortening (lard, crisco)
2   eggs
1 cup  milk
 
  filling
3 cup  mashed sweet potatoes
2 cup  granulated sugar
3   eggs, lightly beaten
1   5 ounce) can evaporated milk
1/4 cup  butter**, melted
3 Tbsp  all-purpose flour
1 tsp  pure vanilla extract
  lard, crisco or oil for frying
  confectioners sugar for dusting, optional
 
in a bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in shortening until mixture 
resembles coarse crumbs. combine eggs and milk; add to flour mixture, 
tossing with a fork until a ball forms. don't overmix! cover and chill 
several hours. filling: in a large bowl, combine ingredients; stir until 
smooth. divide dough into 25 portions. on a floured surface, roll each 
portion into a 5-inch circle. spoon 2 tablespoons of filling on half of 
each circle, keeping away from the edges. moisten edges with water; fold 
dough over filling and press edges with a fork to seal. prick tops with a 
fork 4 to 5 times. in an electric skillet, heat 1/2 inch shortening to 375 
degrees. fry pies, a few at a time, for 1 minute on each side or until 
golden brown. drain on a rack or on paper towels. dust with confectioners 
sugar, if desired. what you don't eat (if any), store in refrigerator. 
 
* white lily or martha white preferred 
** unsalted butter preferred 
 
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(ID: 10319) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Fri, Oct 24, 2003


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