* Use peanut or safflower oil or solid vegetable shortening for frying.
Crust: sift flour and salt together; cut in the shortening with a pastry blender
or 2 knifes, until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
Add ice water a little at
a time while tossing with a fork, until dough holds together. Do not get too moist.
Roll out dough to 1/8 inch thick. Cut into circles about five inches in diameter.
Mix cocoa powder with the sugar. Place 2 to 3 tablespoons of this mixture onto
one half of the circle and place 3 very thin slices of cold margarine on top. Fold
opposite side over mixture and seal with a fork dipped in flour.
Pour oil to a depth of about 1/2 inch in a cast iron skillet. Heat over medium-high
heat until very hot.
Place pies in a single layer in oil and fry, turning to brown