This is a classic fried dessert with versions popular in Chile, Argentina and the US. Roll in a mixture of cinnamon and caster sugar immediately after frying, or try drizzling with honey.
I made these the other day and they turned out great. I hate to see how a person such as "kmmishler" down there can mess up the rating for this. I also suppose her entire family has gone into cardiac arrest after eating all of the fat that she is supposed to be FRYING FOOD IN and NOT mixing it in the dough. (along w/ the 7 and counting that considered her helpful) - 13 Jan 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
The 8 cups of shortening are for frying. Only 2 tablespoons actually go into the sopapillas. - 31 Dec 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Need to verify ingredients. Hard to believe it takes 8 cups of shortening to make 32 Sopapillas! - 20 Apr 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)