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