Gorditas Infladas (Fried Puffy Black Bean Gorditas)

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    cup cooked black beans
  • 2
    avocado leaves
  • 2
    cups fresh corn masa for tortillas or 1 1/3 cups masa harina mixed with 1 cup hot water
  • salt, to taste
  • oil, for frying
  • To Serve
  • 2
    cups salsa, negra (or salsa of your choice)
  • 1
    cup queso anejo, cheeese (queso cotija,parmesan ,or queso fresco if you prefer)
  • 6
    radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1
    cup pickled red onions
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DIRECTIONS

  • Toast the avocado leaf by holding them over a hot burner with tongs and turning until toasty.
  • Puree beans and avocado leaf with enough liquid from the beans to make a smooth puree.
  • Add puree to the masa and add salt to taste.Mix well.It should be thick enough to form in you hand but still wet and pliable.
  • Form the dough into 24 balls.Using a tortilla press lined with wax paper or plastic press the balls into disks about 1/8 inch thick and 4 inches diameter.
  • Pour oil 1/2 inch deep in a deep frying pan and heat over medium high(oil should be about 375 f).
  • Carefully fry one gordita into the hot oil and using a spoon,bathe the top of the gordita with hot oil.The gordita should begin to puff.After 30 seconds,flip the gordita and fry for 15-20 seconds more.remove to a paper towel lined plate and keep warm.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough.Do not fry too many gorditas at once about 2 or 3 at a time is enough.
  • Serve topped with salsa negra,thinly sliced radishes,crumbled cheese,and pickled red onions.
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