These are commonly served as a light snack or dinner throughout Mexico. They can be filled with your favorite toppings such as: beans, cheese, shredded pork, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, etc. They are also delicious with just a dollop of butter on them.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 sopes
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine masa harina, flour, and salt in a bowl. Stir water and egg into the masa mixture; add melted shortening and mix well to form dough.

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  • Gently knead dough until moist but retains shape; transfer to a bowl, cover bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  • Divide chilled dough into 15 portions. Roll 1 portion of dough into a ball, while keeping remaining dough covered to prevent it from drying. On a lightly floured work surface, pat ball into a 3-inch round. Pinch along the edges of the round to make a ridge. Repeat with remaining dough portions.

  • Pour enough oil into a skillet to be about 1/2-inch deep; heat to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Fry a couple shells in hot oil at a time until crisp, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove sopes from oil using a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towel. Add more oil as needed and reheat between batches.

Cook's Notes:

They can be frozen after being fried. Let sopes cool, then place them in a single layer in an airtight container. Cover and freeze for up to 1 month.

To reheat, place sopes on baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

108 calories; protein 1.6g 3% DV; carbohydrates 9.9g 3% DV; fat 7.1g 11% DV; cholesterol 12.4mg 4% DV; sodium 83.1mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2018
We love this recipe! The trick is to keep them thin and light. We topped ours with Carnitas. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/24/2016
I don't think this dish is sopes. Sopes are made from corn masa and you fry them. My family did not like this recipe. Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
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Rating: 1 stars
11/23/2016
I don't think this dish is sopes. Sopes are made from corn masa and you fry them. My family did not like this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2018
We love this recipe! The trick is to keep them thin and light. We topped ours with Carnitas. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2020
Used olive oil instead of shortening. They were great!! Read More
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