Fried Pies

1/2 cup Boiling Water
1/8 cup Solid Shortening
1/4 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Evaporated Milk
1/2 pkg Dry Yeast
1/4 cup Lukewarm Water
1 Well Beaten Egg
3-3/4 cup Flour

*** Pour 1/2 cup boiling water over shortening, sugar and salt. Mix. Add evaporated milk. Cool to lukewarm. Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup lukewarm water. Add to cooled mixture with well beaten egg. Stir in 2 cups of flour. Beat then add 1-3/4 cups more flour (enough to make soft dough). Place in greased bowl and grease top of dough; cover with wax paper and chill until ready to use. Roll to 1/4", fill with favorite filling; seal with a fork and fry at 360F until brown.

Do not let dough rise before frying!

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana