Cooking In The Heart Of Virginia: Savory Sopes - - ABC13

Savory Sopes

Savory Sopes
By: Chef Emerald Coleman


  • 3 cups Masa harina
  • 2 cups Water, warm
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • Oil for frying
  • Topping of your choice


1. Mix together masa, water and salt until a soft dough forms.  Add in additional water if dough seems too dry.  Knead on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes.

2. Make small balls out of dough and press each to about 1/2 inch thick.

3. Find a glass or other object with a smaller diameter than the dough patties.  The idea is to press the object into the Sopes to flatten the center while creating a raised edge.  Do this through parchment paper to prevent sticking.

4. Fry in a 1/4-inch of hot oil on both sides until golden brown and cooked through.

5. Top with your favorite toppings and serve immediately.

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