Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Another recipe from my writing days at the Online Magazine...this one is great for a quick snack. It is inexpensive and easy to make at home with items you may already have in your pantry.

Sopapillas (pronounced sopapi-as) , are a light, flaky, deep fried flour tortilla, topped with cinnamon, powdered sugar and drizzled with honey. Although they are typically found in most Mexican restaurants, they were actually thought to have originated in Albuquerque, New Mexico, more than 200 years ago. 

Sopapillas, for Four
Three 8" flour tortillas.
Powdered Sugar
Canola Oil-- enough to give a depth of 1/8" in the skillet.
Heat the oil on Medium.  Cut the tortillas into wedges, each tortilla should yield 8 wedges. (I suggest dropping a small piece in to check the temperature of the oil) Fry 5-6 wedges at a time-- it only takes about 10-15 seconds per side to get them to golden brown. Remove and drain on a paper towel. Give them a light coating of cinnamon and then lightly toss to evenly distribute. Shake on a generous coating of powdered sugar followed by a drizzle of honey

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