This Mexican appetizer is a hit at any party. You can substitute warm broth for the warm water if desired. Serve with a variety of toppings such as beans, cheese, and meat.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk masa harina and salt together; stir enough water into mixture until dough is smooth and holds together. Form dough into 2-inch balls. Flatten each ball to a 1/2-inch thick circle.

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  • Heat oil to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) in a deep-fryer or large saucepan.

  • Fry dough in the hot oil until sopes are just lightly browned, about 30 seconds per side. Remove sopes with tongs and place on a paper towel-lined plate; cool just until sopes can be handled. Pinch the edges of each sope together forming little 'boats'. Return to hot oil and fry until golden and cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

169 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 21.7g; fat 8.4g; sodium 584mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2014
You will wonder how something so easy to make can taste so good. Prior to frying I cooked each sope on a griddle for 1 minute on each side. Working on the side that was heated first and pinched the edges of the sope up to form a lip approximately 1/2 inch (the masa is still hot so work quickly). Top with your favorite taco fillings. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/17/2019
These came out pretty heavy and dull. I experimented with adding some extra Nutiva shortening to them and switching to a cookie sheet but I am going to keep experimenting this was not the recipe for me. Great idea over frying needs to be refined Read More
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2014
You will wonder how something so easy to make can taste so good. Prior to frying I cooked each sope on a griddle for 1 minute on each side. Working on the side that was heated first and pinched the edges of the sope up to form a lip approximately 1/2 inch (the masa is still hot so work quickly). Top with your favorite taco fillings. Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2014
Perfect amount of crispness on the sopes! The critical direction is to heat them on the griddle BEFORE frying...so much better than my other attempts to make this treat of a dinner. Thanks! Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2016
Wonderful little bowls of delight! I needed about a 1/3 of a cup more water and used less salt than written. I followed the other reviewers suggestions and cooked the dough on the griddle a minute per side before frying. They were very hot to handle but on the bright side my desire to follow a life of crime just became easier. It practically burned off my fingertips!:-) Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2017
Great recipe easy and tasty. Use less salt tho Tablespoon is way to much Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2017
Easy, accurate measurements and instructions. I added half lime squeeze to match the flavor of top end corn tortillas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2016
My grandma used to make these and they were just like I remember.?? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2017
Super easy to make and taste delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2017
Love Love Love!!!!! delicious first time I tried making these. Did take others idea of heating on griddle first and cutting down the salt great easy recipe. TH ANKS FOR SUBMITTING!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2017
Yes I love the recipe Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/17/2019
These came out pretty heavy and dull. I experimented with adding some extra Nutiva shortening to them and switching to a cookie sheet but I am going to keep experimenting this was not the recipe for me. Great idea over frying needs to be refined Read More
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