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March 24, 2019

Gordita | Pan-cooked or Fried


A Gordita in Mexican cuisine is thick corn tortilla with a pocket stuffed with cheese, spicy meats, veggies, or other delicious fillings. 
Gorditas with veggies

Making your own Mexican Gorditas at home is super easy, and only takes about 15 minutes from bowl to plate. Fillings for Gorditas can be leftovers or any of the delicious fillings below.












Delicious Gordita Fillings:

Beans & Cheese




How to make Gorditas:

  • In a bowl combine cornflour, flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add water and mix thoroughly with hands.
  • Form 8 balls into equal size, wet hands to help form balls.  
  • Place masa between 1-gallon storage bag(cut the sides of the bag), and press, but not too thin. If you don't have a tortilla press, place masa between storage bag, and use a dinner plate to press. 

Gordita masa ball on tortilla press

Gorditas can be pan-cooked or fried on medium-hot comal or cast-iron skillet until brown spots appear, and flip to the other side. Remove and place in a tortilla warmer. 






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Ingredients:


2 cups corn flour (Masa Harina)

1-3/4 cup warm water
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
Vegetable oil (if frying)


Directions:



  • In a bowl combine cornflour, flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add water and mix thoroughly with hands.
  • Form 8 balls into equal size, wet hands to help form balls.  Press the gordita gently in the tortilla press, not too thin! twice as thick than a corn tortilla. 
  •  Gorditas can be pan-cooked or fried on medium-hot comal or cast-iron skillet until brown spots appear, and flip to the other side. Remove and place in a tortilla warmer. 
Or
  • Heat some oil in a pan and fry the gorditas until they are golden brown. Put them on a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
  • To serve them, open the Gorditas in the side  with a paring knife and fill with your favorite filling (picadillo, beans, diced grilled chicken, etc.)

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