Monday, January 31, 2011

How To Make Duritos


I used to see large piles of these dried pasta like shapes, when I went shopping with my grandparents at the local Latino markets.  I had no idea what they were or how they were prepared.  And it wasn't until I married Hubby, that I found out.

They are indeed a dried pasta made from flour called DuritosDuritos are a very popular snack here in Mexico.  Kiddies of all ages love them.  Duritos come in assorted shapes and sizes.  The lighter colored duritos are actually made from potato flour, and once they are cooked, you can really sense the potato flavor.

Duritos are very easy to prepare.  All you have to do is carefully drop them in hot oil.  As soon as they hit the oil, they start to puff up.  Once they're all puffed up, they're done.

In a matter of seconds you can have a delicious snack! 

Duritos

Ingredients:

  • Duritos
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • Lime wedges
  • Bottled Hot Sauce (I recommend Tapatio or Valentina brand)


Directions:
Heat 1 to 2 cups of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Carefully drop the duritos into the hot oil.



Remember, the duritos start cooking as soon as they hit the oil. Once they've puffed up, remove them immediately from the oil and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain any excess oil.



Serve as is or top with bottled hot sauce and lime juice.  Enjoy!


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24 comments:

  1. We love those! I can't find the potato ones though, only ones that are already prepared.

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  2. Leslie, what a great little snack to make here for watching the Super Bowl...they look delicious. Thanks for posting...seen them at the Latin Market, but never had them, now I think I might.

    Joni

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  3. This is so cool! I'd seen them in the international food stores when I lived in Utah but had no idea what they were either. I'll have to see if I can hunt them down next time I go home. I've certainly never seen them here *L*

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  4. I had to smile when I read this, because I was reminded of one of our first trips to Mexico, when we encountered duritos for the first time. I thought it was pasta and boiled them for ever. They never became tender. Later, I saw them being fried on street corners and sold with chile, lime juice and salt as a garnish. If you have the patience, you can also puff them in the micro-wave, but you can only cook one layer at a time.

    Kathleen

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  5. The potato duritos are my faves! :)

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  6. They are a perfect snack for watching the Super Bowl. I make the kiddies a big batch to enjoy while watching the game.

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  7. I hope you're able to find them, so you can taste for yourself! :)

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  8. I laughed out loud when I read your comment, because I would have done the same thing, if my Hubby hadn't told me how to make them! :) I don't have a microwave, but you'll have to share how to make them, so I can try it at my mother-in-law's. :)

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  9. oh yeah, I think I would like the potato ones too... with lime and salt for me

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  10. Thank you I think I will try this they looks so good. I will let you know they came out.Duritos

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  11. It sounds yummy but where do I find the pasta?

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  12. You can usually find them in the Latino grocery stores.

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  13. Weird. I've seen these before too, but never knew what they were. That's a cool snack!

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  14. We eat them with lime and chamoy, the kind with whole ciruelas in it

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  15. We found some at the denios roseville auction, none of the mexican stores had any!

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  16. OH! I've had a Duros post "in draft" for months! I keep meaning to post it, but never do. So fun =)

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  17. When my husband lived in Mexico City I would often see these in the grocery store. I never knew what they actually were.

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  18. I will have to look for these - they seem familiar but I never would have guessed they turn into a snack. I wonder if that's where "Doritos" chips originated???

    Love this blog, Leslie. I always learn something new and yummy :)

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  19. Thanks for the great about duritos! I just bought a bag and didn't know what to do with them, until I read your blog. I am going to try to use them on a topping for pizza, besides just eating them.

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  20.  hi, I just discovered that you can put them in the microwave without oil, and they will be ready in 1 min. more or less depending on your microwave. 

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  21. Hey Lady! I am back to the US again and have access to the internet. I have only ever done doritos in the micro...I have not tried the potato ones. I will have to try them. Check out my pictures when you get a chance and if you notice I have a pictures of Iguana there- well, we eat them quite often. 

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  22. Funny, I know these as chicarrones and like them in wheel shapes. My parents make these and sale them.

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  23. Hi, I'm planning to make these for a large event but I've only done small batches before and am having trouble finding info on how to estimate how much I'll need. I know they puff up a lot, but would you happen to have any idea how much, say, a pound (or kilo) yields? Thanks :)

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  24. Need to know how to make the large durritos for the chilindrinas. Need the recipe to make them from scracth. Thank you.

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