My mother made these for us when we were kids. I'm not sure where the name came from, unless it is from the Mexican state. Definitely not health food, but kids love it and it makes a quick, yummy lunch now and then. I always cut the tortilla trimmings into wedges, fry in the leftover hot oil, and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar to make quick sopapillas for dessert. Prep time does not include separate time for heating oil, as I heat the oil while I prepare the dogs.