Monday, June 23, 2014

Potato and Chorizo Masa Boats from Latin American Street Food

These are cute and fun little shells made from masa that you can put anything in.  We all gave them an 8, because they were just a little thicker than we wanted, but so yummy and fun.  Because they are deep fried, I didn't do calorie information on them, but they aren't super high in calories, since they are small.  I used chorizo and potatoes to fill ours, since I had some left over chorizo, but you could fill these in any way you wanted.
2 c masa harina
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 c hot water
vegetable oil for frying

Mix together the salt and masa harina and then add the hot water.  Let rest, covered, for 10 minutes.  Keeping your hands wet, divide the masa into 12 equal balls, then shape each ball into little bowls.  We needed to make these pretty thick in order for them to retain their shape while frying, but maybe you could make them thinner, thus more delicious, if you have mad frying skills :).  Fry them bottoms first, for about 5 minutes, then turn them over and fry for another 2-3 minutes, until golden brown.  Serve.

1 comment:

  1. They look really good! In high school a class mate showed us how to make tortillas, but this looks a bit more difficult and a lot thicker. thanks for doing this. i get lots of fun ideas. Love mom