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Monday, December 17, 2012

Gorditas

My friend Melina made these beautiful Gorditas and I feel the urge to replicate them immediately. Gorditas are masa (cornmeal) stuffed with cheese, meat or vegetables. The ones that Melina enjoyed this morning have salsa verde, alfalfa sprouts and queso fresco.  She says the salsa verde was made with both chile verde and chile de arbol, along with slow roasted tomatillos!  That sounds perfect, except I would've added a drizzle of crema fresca, too (Ha! So much for the pro-health soapbox stand)!  I'm sure a healthier version with the masa can be made, and if you know what it is already, please share; although, they would cease to be gorditas at that point and we'd have to change the name to flaquitas and what's the point of that?!  As with most great Mexican food, the holidays are a great excuse for indulgence.

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