What is the cake made from corn flour or flour with a crispy crust and colorful filling in Mexico?
If you’ve never tried a gordita—a classic Mexican street food that’s essentially a crispy corn cake split and stuffed with any number of savory fillings—then you’re truly missing out.
What does fried masa taste like?
What Does It Taste Like? Cooking masa harina by steaming, heating on the griddle, or frying brings out the nutty, tangy nuances of the corn and makes the corn flour more palatable.
How did Native Americans make masa?
The Aztecs discovered that ashes from cooking fires mixed with water created an alkaline lime mixture that softened, partially dissolved, and helped remove the kernel’s tough outer skin, making corn easier to cook and make into masa (dough). Thus began the process now known as nixtamalization.