Grandma’s Gorditas (Pan-Fried)

Hello, dear food enthusiasts! Are you ready to savor the nostalgic flavors of Grandma’s Gorditas? These pan-fried delights are a testament to the enduring appeal of traditional Mexican cuisine.

With just a few simple ingredients and a touch of home-style love, you can recreate this beloved dish and evoke memories of cherished family gatherings.

Let’s embark on this culinary journey together and experience the warmth of Grandma’s kitchen through every bite.

Ready Time

20 mins


7 servings


  • 3 1/2 cups instant corn masa flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 pinches salt
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil


Form a dough by gradually adding water to a mixture of corn masa flour, baking soda, and salt. Divide the dough into equal-sized balls and roll them out into flat circles.

Heat a griddle or comal over medium heat.

Cook the dough circles until they turn light brown, inflate slightly, and have cooked exteriors, about 3 minutes per side. Pan-fry the gorditas in hot oil in a skillet until they turn golden brown, approximately 1-2 minutes per side.

Fry in batches if needed.

Remove excess oil by draining the gorditas on paper towels before serving them hot.

Nutrional Value

  • Calories: 350
  • Fat: 15g (saturated 2g)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 550mg
  • Carbohydrates: 45g (dietary fiber 2g, sugar 2g)
  • Protein: 7g
Grandma's Gorditas
Pan-Fried Gorditas

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