As the Mexican food There are not two and there are many tests. The truth is that for variety we don’t stop and it’s probable that it continue to be renewed day by day with all the inventiveness that exists in the country. However, there classics that never go beyond fashionwho are always there, ready for a diner and the truth is that many of us we enjoy them with singular joy eating basically any Mexican appetizer
The grenache are some of them and the truth is that any Mexican who says he can live without them is simply lying. We have all fallen at the feet of these delicacies and not only that, we even have our favorites. And there is no greater joy, than when you haven’t eaten these delicacies for a long time and suddenly by chance of fate you stop in front of a ‘quecas’ stand with a sign made of phosphorescent cardboard that says everything they have.
The pambazos may be missing, but almost never the chubby. And it is that the latter have their particular charm, because they are corn dough stuffed with some stew, which can be almost anything, but the most common are usually pork rinds or Beansalthough their style changes depending on the place and state of the Mexican Republic where you eat them, because each place has its own version of this delicious appetizer.
What types of chubby are there?
They are regularly made by hand, they are round in the shape of a disk and before they are cooked is when the filling is put on them, which is generally pressed pork rinds, fresh cheese or beans. Although in the north of Mexico they usually also carry Hash, egg, nopalesetc. Later they are fried in vegetable oil on a stainless steel or simple aluminum griddle, although they can also be made without oil.
There are also gorditas de nata or sweets, which are made only with flour, like those that are sold in La Villa, north of the CDMX. These, unlike the salty ones, do not have any filling (unfortunately), but you can accompany them with cajeta, jam or a simple glass of milk. They are delicious too and go great with a cold glass of milk. Although, there are also chubby from flour salty, which taste different from corn but are also stuffed.
And since we know that you already know the morphology of one chubby girlbecause we will not make you waste your valuable time anymore and we will give you a recipe for you to prepare some delicious fatties of flourin the comfort of your home. Although padding is ideal, it is not always placed. In this version the decision is yours, but we will tell you how you can prepare them and you choose what you put inside. So get to work!
- 350 grams of all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp Royal
- 1 pinch of salt
- 200 grams of vegetable shortening
- Warm water (as needed)
How do you prepare?
- Mix flour, royal, salt and butter, knead until the butter disintegrates
- Add the water little by little until you achieve a very smooth consistency.
- Knead for 10 minutes until you get a dough that is not sticky and with a very smooth texture.
- Rest the dough for 30 minutes
- Make small balls or testales of 60 grams, we get 10 chubby
- Let stand for 15 minutes
- Roll out in a circular shape, leaving a thickness of ½ cm
- Take to a preheated comal
- Cook for 2 minutes on each side, remove from the griddle and open on one side, only 4 to 5 cm to fill
- Fill to taste