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Mar 13, 2010

DEEP-FRIED PRETZELS

DEEP-FRIED PRETZELS


Makes 18 soft pretzels



1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon CRISCO all-vegetable shortening or 1 tablespoon CRISCO Stick

6 tablespoons cold water

CRISCO Shortening or CRISCO Stick for deep frying

Coarse salt





Combine flour and salt in a bowl. Cut in Crisco with a pastry blender or 2 knives. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing until dry ingredients are moistened and dough can be gathered into a ball. Knead gently a few times.

Pinch off pieces of dough and shape into 1-inch balls.

Roll each ball between hands to form a 10-inch rope. Form each rope into a pretzel shape. Set on waxed paper.

Heat Crisco to 365ºF in a deep saucepan or deep fryer.

Fry 3 pretzels at a time in hot Crisco for 3 minutes or until golden brown.

Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with coarse salt.