In a large bowl, mix the ingredients together until it forms a smooth ball. Do not over-mix (once it comes together, you can stop mixing). If you are using butter, melt it beforehand. If you are using shortening, the warm water will melt it as you mix it together.

Step 1

Allow the dough to rest for 20 – 30 minutes at room temperature.

Step 2

Sprinkle a thin layer of flour on a smooth surface and roll out the dough to ¼ inch thick. With a sharp knife, cut rectangles out of the dough.

Step 3

Heat the oil in a pot over MEDIUM heat at 375°F. You want the dough to sizzle when it goes in. It takes 4 minutes to brown and cook in the center. Flip halfway through (about 2 minutes).

Step 4