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Portuguese Filhos

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Ingredients
  Shortening/Cooking oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Fat Frying)
  Egg 1 , lightly beaten
  Port wine 1 Tablespoon
  Cold water 3 Tablespoon
  Vanilla 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Melted butter 2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sifted flour 26 Tablespoon (1 1/2 Cups Plus 2 Tablespoons)
  Confectioners sugar 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Begin heating shortening in a deep fat fryer over low heat; insert deep fat thermometer.
Mix egg, port, water, vanilla, butter, sugar, and salt; sprinkle in flour and mix well.
Turn out on lightly floured board and knead 1 minute just until smooth.
Divide dough in half and roll, one piece at a time, paper thin.
Cut in 2 1/2" squares; make a slit in one corner and pull opposite corner through.
When fat reaches 375° F. drop in filhos, 4 or 5 at a time, and fry about 2 minutes until golden; ' turn them over to brown evenly if they don't flip on their own.
Lift out with a slotted spoon and drain on paper toweling.
Cool, then dredge with confectioners' sugar.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Deep Fried
Dish: 
Cookie
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Sugar
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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