What Are Gorditas?
Gordita is a Mexican dish that is essentially a small dumpling fried until crispy and light. It is then cut and filled with beans, cheese, meat, or any other filling. Serve it hot with cream or salsa.
What Is the Difference Between Gorditas, Pupusas, Arepas, and Sopes?
The truth is, many of these foods are very similar to each other. The simplest way to explain the differences would be to go over each of them. Since we already have the definition of a gordita above, let’s talk about pupusas.
Pupusas are a very thick type of flatbread that is cooked on the grill. They are usually served with dips and sauces. They are eaten in the same way as naan bread is eaten when eating curry.
Arepa is extremely similar to gordita. The difference between them is that gorditas are leavened. This means that they contain baking soda, which helps them rise during baking. Conversely, an arepa does not contain baking powder, baking soda, or yeast, so they are flatter and denser. They are usually cut and stuffed like gorditas.
Sope is a simple dish made from a fried base (made from masa) topped with various fillings and sauces. The difference between this and the other options is that they are not stuffed like arepas and gorditas. It is also hard and somewhat brittle, whereas pupusas are soft and pliable.
What To Serve with Gorditas?
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Gorditas:
- Pineapple Salsa
- Queso Dip
- Salsa Roja