Mexican Fry Bread Gorditas

Colleen Sowa


Why go to the fast food place? You can make it even better at home!!!

We make these 3 or 4 times a month, we make Gorditas (with taco and burrito fillings, and with sweet fillings like butter with cinnamon sugar or pie fillings). We also eat it as a bread with soups and stews.

After you make this the first time... it gets easier and easier to make... you will make it often!


★★★★★ 4 votes

10 rounds
20 Min
10 Min
Pan Fry



  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    milk (or water)

  • 2 inches
    vegetable oil

How to Make Mexican Fry Bread Gorditas


  1. Combine flour, salt, baking powder and shortening; mix until shortening is blended. Add water; mix well. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured board; knead until smooth, about 2 minutes. Roll dough into a ball; place into a plastic bag and let sit for 10 minutes. Separate into 10 balls and roll out each ball of dough to make 10 (4-inch to 6-inch) flat, thin rounds.
  2. In a cast iron skillet, heat oil to 375 degrees F. Place rounds in oil one at a time; cook each side 18 to 35 seconds or until light golden brown. Remove rounds from skillet with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Fill with prepared fillings as desired or eat as a bread with soups and stews.

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