Gorditas

We visited Las Cruces, New Mexico, to learn the secrets to these chubby little snacks.

SERVES6

TIME2½ hours

SEASON 15
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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

To make tender, Las Cruces–style gordita shells (gordita means “little fat one” in Spanish), we started with corn flour (masa harina), which forms a dough with less structure than dough made with wheat flour. To avoid dry and crumbly or wet...