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Recipe of Gorditas de Rajas with Panela Cheese

Gorditas de Rajas with Panela Cheese

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If you love Mexican snacks, try making this homemade version of gorditas al comal with a rajas and panela cheese filling. They are an excellent option to prepare a rich and balanced snack and can even be used to start a food business. Enjoy them!
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5 portions
  • 2 tablespoons vegetal oil, for the slits
  • 1/2 cups onion, finely chopped, for the slices
  • 1 1/2 cups poblano pepper slices, for the slits
  • 1/2 cups canned corn , yellow, drained, for slits
  • 1 cup panela cheese, in cubes, for the slices
  • to taste salt, for the slits
  • to taste black pepper, for the slits
  • 500 grams corn dough
  • 1 tablespoon lard
  • 1 pinch salt
  • enough Water


In a skillet with hot vegetable oil, cook the onion until it begins to have a bright color. Add the poblano pepper slices and the yellow corn and integrate; cook for 2 minutes over medium heat.
Add the panela cheese, salt and pepper and stir until incorporated. Remove from heat and reserve.
In a bowl mix the corn dough with the lard, salt and water, remember to pour the water little by little, until the consistency is manageable and slightly damp.
To form the gorditas, with your hands make a ball of approximately 40 grams, flatten little by little until you obtain a circle half a centimeter thick; Place on a hot comal and cook 6 minutes over low heat on both sides. Remove from heat.
With a serrated knife, open the gorditas on the edge horizontally and without cutting completely. Fill with the stew.
Return to the griddle and heat 3 more minutes. Serve and accompany with green sauce.


Serve with salsa verde.


Remember that when making the corn dough, you must pour the water little by little so as not to exceed the humidity. In case that happens, you can add a little corn flour or wheat flour, or refrigerate for a few minutes to lose moisture.

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