Mexican Sopes

These are commonly served as a light snack or dinner throughout Mexico. They can be filled with your favorite toppings such as: beans, cheese, shredded pork, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, etc. They are also delicious with just a dollop of butter on them.



Step: 1


Step: 2

, flour, and salt in a bowl. Stir water and egg into the masa mixture; add melted shortening and mix well to form dough.

Step: 3

Gently knead dough until moist but retains shape; transfer to a bowl, cover bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Step: 4

Divide chilled dough into 15 portions. Roll 1 portion of dough into a ball, while keeping remaining dough covered to prevent it from drying. On a lightly floured work surface, pat ball into a 3-inch round. Pinch along the edges of the round to make a ridge. Repeat with remaining dough portions.

Step: 5

Pour enough oil into a skillet to be about 1/2-inch deep; heat to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Fry a couple shells in hot oil at a time until crisp, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove sopes from oil using a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towel. Add more oil as needed and reheat between batches.


Per Serving: 108 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 9.9g; fat 7.1g; cholesterol 12.4mg; sodium 83.1mg.

The best flavour of the flour could make a real deal to your bread. Different makers do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal dough , which not always rise as well as white bread.

To made this in a breadmaker , add all the menus to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.

A dough’s first rising can be make in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can work it yesterday , then finish it off the next day.

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