Monday, June 24, 2013

Cheaters Sopaipillas

One of my favorite places to go when I was a kid was this cheesy Mexican restaurant outside of Denver called Casa Bonita.  When we drove from Alabama to Washington state four years ago, we made sure to stop at Casa Bonita. It was something my kids had to experience.  The kids loved the cliff divers.

And, it was the first time they had real Sopaipilla. Sweet fluffy fried dough with honey and cinnamon sugar.  Definitely not the cheater variety I make.

I still don't make real sopaipillas at home. I'll leave that  to the professionals. Or those with patience.

What I do make is a cheater variety that delivers all the flavor without all the effort. It's perfect for an afternoon snack when you want something crunchy and sweet.

Cheaters Sopaipillas

flour tortillas cut in to triangles
oil for frying
cinnamon sugar

In a small pan, heat oil to 350 degrees. Carefully drop tortilla triangles into oil. As soon as it puffs, and one side turns golden, flip it over and cook until golden. It will go quickly!

Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. 

Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and drizzle with honey.

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  1. This looks and sounds so good! Thanks for sharing ~ pinning!

  2. Try cutting up Pillsbury (or store brand) Crescent Rolls and dropping them in oil for just a moment or two. They really puff up and you can sprinkle with powdered sugar or do like the sopapillas and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. I made these for my boys, now 36 & 33, when they were growing up and if I see a pkg of the crescent rolls in the back of the fridge, I may just make them for hubby and me. Can't let them spoil and throw them away, right. I will pin this because I sometimes have left over tortillas in the fridge too. These are problems I didn't have with the 2 boys home. Nothing went to waste or lasted long enough to spoil then. :)

  3. oooooooooo, and caramel, don't forget the caramel!

  4. Thanks Micki for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!


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