Recipe by Diana CakeLady Rangel
"Gorditas are similar to pita pockets but much heartier! Can be stuffed with just about anything! I make them with a mixture of corn masa mix and all-purpose flour."
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masa harina (instant corn masa mix)
oil for frying
I use to crave gorditas from a mexican dinner outside of town where I use to live but now I can make them myself. These came out really good. After pulling out excess masa left inside I filled them with refried beans, meat and potatoes, then topped them with lettuce, tomato, cheese, and sour cream.(Like a taco)
If you aren't use to working with masa don't worry if it feels a bit sticky at first and masa will not expand outward so make them as round as you need room to fill. With that said, this recipe comes out delicious every time! I think i'll try breakfast gorditas this weekend.
I tried these and they were nothing but big blobs of dough.
These are so good! My husband is from Mexico and he loved them. We fill them with fried potatoes, refried beans, queso fresco, lettuce, tomato, and salsa. Excellent recipe; much beter than plain gorditas that aren't fried.
Excellent! I omitted the shortening & skipped the step of cooking them on the comal & they were still great. I mixed the ingredients & wrapped the dough in saran wrap for a couple of hours while I went to the store. I've wanted a tortilla press for a long time & finally bought one -I love it! TIP: These puff up in the first 5 seconds or so after being put in the oil so if yours do not puff up, try increasing the heat on your oil just a bit.
They came out delicious.I was skeptical when I read several people saying that they came out flat.But the trick is you need to add about 1 teaspoon of baking powder. That will help the gorditas plump up when you are frying them.Which makes them easier to stuff.
These were not exactly the type of gorditas that I was looking to make. My family likes the kind in the store (they are very pricey!) that are more like a thick tortilla. Because of that, this recipe was a slight disappointment, so I am rating it more on what they actually tasted like rather than what I was expecting them to taste like! These gorditas were pretty good, but didn't have a whole lot of flavor. My little siblings really liked them, however. I will probably not make them again, but it was a good experience!
The Gorditas were very easy to make. When flattening them, I used a heavy skillet to make them uniform in shape and size. We stuffed them with shredded beef, tomatoes, and sauteed onions. Yummy!!!!!
These were an interesting experience for me... I have never made anything like these before so I'm sure that was where most of my problems stemmed from. After the first cooking, they were ugly, not tasty, and wierd textured and I almost threw them out. But, I decided to fry one in just a bit of oil. It improved greatly and I continued with the rest. They are super heavy and I couldn't really "open" them to stuff, but we just ate them as tostadas. It was a good experience for me.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 61
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