Date: Wed, 13 Apr 94 15:38:04 MDT
From: LEA TALLEY (LIVANMERKEST@memstvx1.memst.edu)
Subject: Recipe: Potato Gorditas
For those of you who aren't familiar with Gorditas (literally little fat ones)
they are dough pockets filled with m**t and spices. I have an aunt who
used to add potatoes which inspired me. I don't have time to make the
dough pockets--very similar to making tortillas so I use Pitas.
POTATO GORDITAS --very easy
4 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 1/2 cups of water
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp green chilies (I use canned and refridge the rest)
1 clove garlic, minced
Pitas or pocket bread.
Turn heat on medium high and add potatoes. Add the spices, garlic, & chilies
Stir occasionally to keep from sticking to the bottom of pan.
After about 8 minutes of boiling potatoes and spices reduce heat,
cover, and simmer until thickened. Because potatoes are a natural thickener
they and the water make it kind of saucy.
I usually let it simmer about 20 minutes are more. When its done, fill up
the pita pockets -- I cut them in half so that I have a half circle