Okay...got that out of my system....I'm here with a new and exotic dish....What you say are Gorditas?? I didn't know either until yesterday when somebody on Twitter brought it to my attention..
Crisp on the outside and soft within, these savory corn cakes are a great base for all types of toppings, from pulled pork to shredded chicken — an easy way to serve a variety of appetizers with little fuss. For a more luscious gordita, fry the dough in lard or butter instead of oil.
- 2 cup(s) masa harina, preferably Bob's Red Mill
- 1 1/4 cup(s) water
- 1/4 cup(s) vegetable oil, plus more for frying
- Shredded chicken, for serving
- Salsa, for serving
- Sour cream, for serving
- Cotija cheese, for serving
- In a large bowl, mix the masa harina with the water and the 1/4 cup of oil. Transfer the dough to a sheet of plastic wrap and roll into a 10-inch log; cut into 10 pieces. Using a 3-inch round biscuit cutter, mold the pieces into flat disks a scant 1/2 inch thick.
- Heat a large griddle or comal (a round, flat griddle). Add the gorditas and cook over high heat, turning once, until lightly browned in spots, about 2 minutes per side. Using the back of a spoon, lightly press an indentation in the center of each gordita.
- In a large skillet, heat 1/4 inch of oil until shimmering. Add the gorditas and fry over high heat until golden and crispy, about 2 minutes per side; drain on paper towels. Top the indentations with chicken, salsa, sour cream, and cheese and serve hot.
Enjoy! Eat Well My friends!