Panamanian Ojaldas (fried bread) is a staple in Panamá that is eaten right through the day. You can always find somebody walking the streets with a greasy bag with ojaldas. Mango trees are easy to find with, the mangos falling off the trees.
- 2 Cups Flour
- ¾ Cups Water
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Sugar
- 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 2 Tablespoons Of Vegetable Oil
Mix all dry ingredients then add wet ingredients. Roll them out. And fry them. It takes less than two minutes to cook each ojalda (fried bread).
When done with the frying, some people like eating the ojaldas with honey drizzled all over them. Some folks eat it with cheese, ham, and sausage. Some shower it with powdered sugar.
In Panama, we simply eat the treat directly out of the hot oil. We generally do not add all the condiments many apply here in the United States or on other places where this type of fried bread is made.
See other Panamanian treats here.