Corn Gorditas

Here you have a last minute idea for your 5 the Mayo fiesta! Easy and delicious!

  • 2 cups Instant Corn Flour
  • 1 ½ cups Water (more if necessary)
  • Salt to taste

In a large bowl combined the  Instant Corn masa flour with salt to taste, stir well then add in the water, mix until everything is incorporated into a soft and uniform dough. (the dough should be moist and soft, but not runny or sticky) If the dough feels too dry, add more water one tablespoon at a time, until you get your desired texture.

Once the dough is ready, now grab about two tablespoons of the dough and roll it to form a ball.  Keep on repeating this step until you have all balls done. (This amount of masa will make about 12 gorditas). Cover the Masa Balls with a clean and humid kitchen towel to prevent the balls from drying out.

Preheat a griddle or skillet on medium heat.

To make the gorditas, flatten out the Masa balls, until they are about 4 inches in diameter and about ¼ in thick.  You can press them down with a tortilla presser, or just use a plate or skillet to flatten them out.

Once the gordita is ready,  place it on the hot griddle or skillet and cook it on medium heat for 2 minutes.  Then flip it around, and continue to cook for two more minutes.

Then flip it once again, and at this point, you want to add some pressure onto the gordita, so press it down, i used a cup filled with water to press it down, and cook it like that for 30 more seconds.

After 30 seconds, it should be done, so now remove it from the skillet, grab the gordita with a paper towel and use a small knife to open it.  Just make an opening on the edge of the gordita,  you want the opening to be big enough to add some of the filling.  Just keep on repeating these steps until you are done.

Once the gorditas are all done, now you can stuff them with your favorite filling.

I'm filling them with the Chicken Pibil you saw on my last video.   

Serve them with your favorite Salsa and that’s it!