My mother in law makes some of the best mexican dishes. For an appetizer recently she made these little guys with just some mexican table cream, queso fresca, and some tomatillo salsa. They were to die for!
What you need:
5 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. shortening
8 cups cooking oil
Serving suggestions; honey (like a scone), beans, meat, and cheese
Mix flour, baking powder and salt well. Then add in the shortening and mix until well combined. Add 1 1/2 to 2 cups water and knead until you have a nice dough.
With a rolling pin, roll out the dough to a 1/4 inch to 1/3 inch thickness and cut 4 to 5 inch squares or triangles in the dough.
Heat the oil in a large pan to 375 degrees.
Put the dough squares into the oil caefully splash tops, which will make the squares puff up. Flip and do the same on the other side, until golden brown, about 1 minute per side.
Eat warm with honey or make stuffed sopapillas with beans or meat and enjoy!