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