- Joined: 4/5/2005
- Location: BackOfBeyond, TX
RE: Sopitos, Chalupas, & Gorditas
Mon, 05/2/05 12:40 PM
! Ay muchachos ! Each Mexican (genuine Mexican, that is) antojito (little whim) has its own name and its own character and characteristic, the common denominator being that they are made from corn masa.
Some examples of antojitos are tacos, quesadillas, enchladas, sopes or sopecitos, chalupas, tostadas, memelas, gorditas, noiotes, huaraches, flautas and others.
Tacos can be folded in half, or rolled, & then filled with meat and/or refried beans, mashed potatoes, or any number of fillings. Fresh veggies suchas as shredded cabbage or lettice, topped with cream or cheese and salsa.
Flautas are tightly rolled corn tortillas filled with shredded meat, most commonly with chicken, then deep fried until crunchy and crispy. Eaten with cream or guacamole slathered on top of, not inside of.
Gordas or gorditas are thickish hand made tortillas, less big than a normal tortilla, grilled, the split like an English muffin and filled with some type of a stwed meat, or a combination of nopalitos and eff, grilled meat, or chorizo and potato, etc.
Chalupas are made from fresh masa in the shape of acanoe (chalupa in spanish), complete with little sides which help hold the goodies inside.
Sopes are also made with fresh masa by hand, round with ittle sides, sorta inthe shape of a low-sides tarte, but of a size to be eaten straigtht from your hand.
Huaraches are also made from fresh masa, and are an oblong, shaped flat shape, sometimes with bl;ack beans rolled into the masa. They are called huaraaches because they are in the shape of a sandal sole. Grilled, and topped with meat, lettice or cabbage, tomatoes, avocadoes, and cream. Then salsa of your choice is dirbbled on top.
Enchladas are corn tortillas sipped in chile or sauced with chile, filled with cheese or meat or other goodies, either rolled or stacked. They may be baked or made on top of the comanl (griddle) but shouldbe eaten immediately (as all of the other s mentioned above) in order to have the best warm comfortingly flavor and so they wont fall apart from sittng in sauce so long!