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Fry Jacks Belize

Fry jacks- a popular Belizean breakfast bread that can be whipped up in less than 30 mins. It sure hits the spot.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 -10 fry jacks
Calories 167kcal
Author Imma


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ - 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 Tablespoons shortening/butter
  • 1- tablespoon sugar optional
  • ¾ cup whole milk or canned coconut milk
  • Oil for deep-frying


  • In a large bowl mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add shortening.
  • Then make a well then add milk, knead dough for about 30 seconds to 1 minute to form soft dough.
  • Divide dough into 6-7 equal pieces. Set aside for about 10 mins.
  • Place each one piece on a heavily floured board and roll out dough into a circle. They do not have to be perfect circles.
  • Divide the circles in half and then place a slit on dough.
  • In a large, saucepan pour vegetable oil, until it is at least 3 inches and place on medium heat until oil is 350 degrees.
  • Fry until golden brown about 3-5 minutes depending on size. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper napkin. Let it cool
  • Serve warm with honey, butter, cheese and refried beans.


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 134mg | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.5mg