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    Stuffed Sopapillas

    Stuffed Sopapillas. Photo by startnover

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    3 hrs 4 mins

    3 hrs

    4 mins

    startnover's Note:

    My mom has made these for as long as I can remember. I didn't know till I was married that sopapillas are usually a dessert. They take a little work and practice, but it is well worth it! If they are made correctly They should puff up with a hollow center. If yours don't puff up like they are suppose to just pile the filling on top like a Navajo taco!!

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    1. 1
      Dissolve yeast w/water and then combine all ingredients except flour.
    2. 2
      Add 2 c flour and mix, it will be soupy.
    3. 3
      Let this rise 1 hour.
    4. 4
      Then mix in 3 c flour till soft but not sticky dough.
    5. 5
      Let rise 1 hour.
    6. 6
      Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness (no thinner!) on lightly floured surface to prevent sticking.
    7. 7
      Cut into triangles or squares about 3 inch by 3 inch.
    8. 8
      Let rise approx 1/2 hour.
    9. 9
      Deep fry in hot oil (not too hot or the outside will be brown inside doughy) to golden brown on both sides.
    10. 10
      When you fry them you have to bump the sides of the dough against the deep fryer. This helps make the center puff up.
    11. 11
      Cut one side open and stuff with taco toppings (hamburger, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, etc.).
    12. 12
      Frost any left overs w/maple frosting or honey and butter for dessert.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 29, 2010

      love it!!! finally found the recipe! god bless you, startnover! yes i have had them both ways but this was my favorite. growing up in carlsbad, nm, i soooooo looked forward to our trips to a restaurant called La Fonda in artesia,nm! thanks again!

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    • on August 23, 2005


      I finally got a chance to make these and they were fantastic! My DH and son totally pigged out and made me promise I would try to make them at least once a month. I made half with the taco and stuffing, the rest we put honey in like I used to eat them in Colorado. The first one I couldn't get to puff right, but then reread in the directions to bump them on the sides, I used a pan instead of a deep fryer and bumped it them on the side of the pan, and they puffed up like a charm. Thanks Homegirl, I really appreciate the recipe.:)

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    • on June 13, 2005


      Yummy!!! I've been looking for a sopapilla recipe since I first tried them in Arizona. Thank you

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    Nutritional Facts for Stuffed Sopapillas

    Serving Size: 1 (1328 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 3445.4
    Calories from Fat 779
    Total Fat 86.6 g
    Saturated Fat 49.8 g
    Cholesterol 425.2 mg
    Sodium 3033.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 571.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 19.9 g
    Sugars 68.7 g
    Protein 88.7 g

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