I am married to a Mexican and he treasures GORDITA'S i need to learn to cook them please HELP me…..Tina?


    2/3 cup masa harina flour
    2/3 cup all-purpose flour
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    2 teaspoons shortening
    2/3 cup hot water
    2/3 cup oil for frying

    In a large bowl, stir together the masa harina, salt and hot water.
    Gradually mix in the shortening and flour. If the dough seems dry, add a little more hot water. Form the dough into balls that will fit into the palm of your hand.
    Line a work surface with waxed paper or plastic. Sprinkle with water. Flatten balls on the wet surface until about 1/4 inch thick. Masa doesn’t expand, so make the flat balls as big as you want to fill – usually about 7" in diameter.
    Heat a griddle or comal over medium heat. Cook the gorditas on each side until they are cooked through.
    Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium to medium-high heat until hot. Fry each gordita until puffed, pressing it down into the oil occasionally with a spatula. Drain briefly on paper towels, cut the tips off, scoop out a cavity and stuff full of your favorite foods.

  2. They usually sell Masa which is prepared flour in spanish in Tortilla stores if you have any in your hometown…if not look for Mexican Store or places that may sell or know where you can buy some…they are not hard to make at all..the whole key here is to get the Masa!!


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