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    Tortitas De Tuétano (Bone Marrow Patties)

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    45 mins

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    Menta's Note:

    This century-old recipe for tiny crisp-fried patties of marrow and masa topped with an avocado sauce is excellent as a first course or as a main dish for a light meal.

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    1. 1
      Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan, add the ancho chiles and return to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat and let the chiles stand in the water for 5 minutes. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of water. Transfer the chiles with the water to a blender and purée.
    2. 2
      In a large bowl, use your hands to mix the masa, bone marrow and flour together. Add the puréed chiles and knead until the mixture is smooth.
    3. 3
      Shape the masa mixture into tiny patties 2-3 in (5-7.5 cm) in diameter and 1/8 in (3 mm) thick. Heat 1/2 in (1 cm) oil in a skillet and fry the patties in batches, using a slotted spoon remove them from the skillet. Drain on absorbent paper.
    4. 4
      Combine all the salsa ingredients in a small bowl. Arrange the patties on a platter and place a dab of salsa on each.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tortitas De Tuétano (Bone Marrow Patties)

    Serving Size: 1 (179 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 172.0
    Calories from Fat 114
    Total Fat 12.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.7 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 11.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 14.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.6 g
    Sugars 2.3 g
    Protein 2.9 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    beef marrow

    masa dough

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