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potato-gorditas recipe

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
 and eat.
 kwvegan vegan