Gorditas de Harina

Today, let’s embark on a culinary adventure with a beloved Mexican dish: Gorditas de Harina. These thick, handmade tortillas are a staple in Mexican cuisine, cherished for their versatility and comforting taste. Whether stuffed with savory fillings or enjoyed on their own, Gorditas de Harina offer a delightful experience for any mealtime.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  1. For the Dough:
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup warm water
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  2. For Frying:
    • Vegetable oil (enough for frying)


  1. Prepare the Dough:
    • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
    • Gradually add the warm water and vegetable oil to the dry ingredients, kneading until a smooth dough forms. If the dough is too dry, add a little more water; if too sticky, add a bit more flour.
    • Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Forming the Gorditas:
    • Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and roll each portion into a ball.
    • Using a rolling pin, flatten each ball into a circle about 1/4 inch thick. You can adjust the size based on your preference for smaller or larger gorditas.
  3. Cooking the Gorditas:
    • In a large skillet or griddle, heat about 1/4 inch of vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
    • Carefully place each gordita in the hot oil and fry for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and puffed up.
    • Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  4. Enjoying Your Gorditas:
    • Once fried, you can slice open each gordita horizontally to create a pocket for stuffing.
    • Fill them with your favorite ingredients such as refried beans, cheese, salsa, meats, or veggies.
    • Serve warm and enjoy the delicious flavors and textures of homemade Gorditas de Harina!

Tips for Success:

  • Ensure the oil is hot enough before frying to achieve that perfect golden color.
  • Don’t overcrowd the skillet or griddle; fry the gorditas in batches if needed.
  • Experiment with different fillings to create your own unique gordita creations!

Gorditas de Harina are not just a meal but a celebration of Mexican culinary heritage. We hope this recipe brings joy and satisfaction to your kitchen. Buen provecho!


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