Masa Gordita Pockets

Homemade Masa Pockets - a fun change up from taco shells

AuthorSara Bojarski Prep Time: 0:10:00
Cook Time: 0:20:00
Total Time: 0:30:00
Serving Size: 20 gorditas Ingredients
  • 3 1/2 Cups Masa Harina
  • 18 oz Water
  • 2/3 Cup Flour
  • 2 tsps Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsps Salt
  • Combine all your ingredients in a bowl and kneed with your hands until fully incorporated.
  • Heat up a flat top griddle and also heat up a large pot of oil to 350 degrees. Make it so the griddle is right next to the pot of oil for easy maneuvering.
  • Divide your dough into 20 equal pieces and roll each into a ball - cover with a towel to prevent the masa from drying out. Using either a tortilla press or your hands - press down each ball to create a thin 5" round tortilla. In batches add your tortillas to the griddle and cook over a high heat for about 1 minuter per side. Immediately then drop the tortillas into the deep fryer and spoon oil on top of the tortillas to help them puff up. Fry for about 1-2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to a resting rack to allow draining. Repeat with all the tortillas. Serve hot.