Gorditas

Gorditas are a blessed invention, and I say this because no matter what you have to fill them with, you will aways have a great dish. They go great with anything that you can think of. There is no wrong filling when it comes to gorditas. Some of us even like them with nothing but cheese and salsa. They are delicious with Tinga.

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I love them with only pico de gallo salsa. It’s just one of those dishes that is very versatile. For this recipe I’m making them with papas con chorizo, (my dads preference). I have made a separate blog about how to prepare the masa (dough), which will be needed in this recipe.  Let’s get started.

You will need:

  1. Masa
  2. Boiled Potatoes
  3. Chorizo (pork sausage)
  4. Pickled Cabbage
  5. Queso Fresco (fresh cheese)
  6. Salsa verde

I use a gordita press to make my gorditas and to make my sopes, but if you don’t have one you can make the gorditas by hand as well. I love cooking but if anything is going to save me time preparing my dish then I’ll love it even more.

Start off by boiling the potatoes and set aside to cool down.

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By this time you should have the masa ready and the griddle ready to go. Like I said earlier, I’ll be using a gordita press so I’ll show you how it’s used.

First make a lining for the press using a thin plastic. I used a large Ziploc bag and cut the sides open.  Make a ball with the masa and place in the center of the press. Cover with the top plastic and press.

Pick up the plastic to transfer the gordita to your hand and then place it on the griddle.

They will cook about 3 minutes on each side. Once you get them off the griddle make sure you open them first because if they cool down it will be a bit more difficult to open. Just be careful because they will be hot. Just think of it like a pocket. This is where you will put all that delicious stuffing.

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Once you do this to all the gorditas its time to get the filling ready.

Fry the Chorizo for about 5 minutes. In the meantime you have time to peel the potatoes and cut them in small pieces. Once done then add the potatoes to the chorizo. Cook for about 5 minutes until the potatoes become soft and then you will mash them leaving a few big pieces.  Remove from the heat and set aside.

 

Now that this step is done its time to get the gorditas filled.  Stuff them with some potato, cabbage, cheese and salsa, and Enjoy!

 

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