How to make Gorditas


Water Salt Corn masa harina Baking powder (optional) Olive oil

Get your Masa Harina


Masa Harina is a special type of corn flour that has undergone the process of Nixtamalization. You can NOT substitute masa harina for regular corn flour.

Make the masa


Place all the ingredients in a bowl. Mix and add water slowly until combined. Work the dough by mixing until it is smooth, finally, form masa into small balls, the size of a baseball.

Make the masa


Then pat the dough balls with your hands back and forth until you have formed a small disk. Do this until you have no more masa left.

Cook the gorditas


Oil a hot griddle and cook on each side for 3-4 minutes. Or, you can fry them in hot oil for a few minutes on each side.

Drain any oil excess


Drain excess oil on a paper towel. No one wants the excess oil. Too much will make them limp.

Cut in half 


Using a serrated knife, cut open the corn cake in half, leaving the end still attached. You are creating a little pocket to add your fillings.

Add the fillings


You can add your favorite fillings. This recipe is very versatile.

Ready to serve


Gorditas are typically eaten with your hands, not with a fork and knife. Serve them with lots of napkins.

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