How to Make a Belizean Breakfast Favourite Fry Jacks

How to Make a Belizean Breakfast Favourite: Fry Jacks 

There’s no denying that a Belize breakfast favourite is fry jacks! These fluffy, soft, fried dough pieces are a morning staple across Belize. You may have eaten a few on your last trip to Belize, or heard rave reviews from family and friends about their delicious Belizean breakfast with fry jacks, so here’s how you can make it at home!

The Recipe for Belizean Fry Jack

Let’s start with gathering the following ingredients:

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 tablespoon margarine

Oil for frying

Now, let’s get down in the mixing bowl!

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and margarine.
  2. Gradually pour in the warm milk, stirring until a soft dough forms.
  3. Knead the dough for about 3 to 5 minutes, until smooth and elastic.
  4. Cover the dough with a cloth, and let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Separate the dough into balls, and roll thinly (about 1/4-inch thickness) into a tortilla shape. Cut in half.
  6. Put the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Fry the dough, turning once until golden brown on both sides.

A fun debate about fry jacks is that once it’s puffed up, you officially know how to make them! 

A Belizean breakfast would be incomplete without some delectable sides. Fry jacks can be enjoyed with various accompaniments, like refried beans, stewed chicken, cheese, scrambled eggs, or bacon. Nevertheless, you can eat it with something else of your choice to keep it savoury or even to make it sweet!

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In Belize, businesses have transformed the breakfast favourite into innovative creations. You can look forward to breakfast or gourmet-style fry jacks, from stuffed to topped with fruits that can be eaten any time of the day! Some small businesses have made it easy for locals and visitors alike, creating flour dough mixes to make fry jacks in half the time and with less work!

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Photo Credit: The FryJack House

Now that you have the recipe for the top Belizean breakfast pick, it’s time to travel to Belize for a first-hand try! It’ll surely be on your “to-eat” list!