Sopes are thick shells made from masa. The edges are pinched to create a wall that helps to encase the topping of your choice. Served as an “antojito,” craving sopes are usually small in size, topped with refried beans, cheese, chicken and salsa. A popular street food sopes are easy to make and can be topped with about anything you can imagine. I like to serve mine on the smaller side with a platter of options allowing everyone to customize their sope and sample a few.
- 4 cups MASECA Amarilla® corn masa flour
- 2½ cups water
- ½ teaspoon salt
Combine MASECA® Amarilla, water, and salt and knead for five minutes or until masa is no longer sticky.
Divide into 20 small balls. Flatten into thick tortillas approximately three inches in diameter.
On a hot skillet or griddle, cook each sope for one minute and then turn; cook until golden. Repeat with remaining masa balls.
Hold each sope with side first cooked facing up; pinch edges to make a border.
Be careful as sopes will be hot. Cover with a cloth to keep sopes warm and moist.
Fry sopes in a skillet with a bit of oil until lightly golden; remove from skillet and drain.
recipe from Maseca
Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says
I’ve never heard of sopes before — but it looks so tempting 🙂
have made these many times, love these little boats filled with grilled meats and fresh veggies…
A great delicacy that, regrettable, I never tried!!
Baker Street says
Never seen or heard of these before! But I’d surely like to give these a try.
Sandra Fernandez (@SandraSays) says
Sound yummy! I may have to try these.
hahaha I ate sopes today! I just love them, specially with carnitas they are the best thing ever
Yum, I’m going to have to try these for sure!! 🙂 Love your blog!!
Thanks Liz!! so sweet!!
Magic of Spice says
Sopes are something I have never tried, but they sound wonderful! Will have to give them a try 🙂
Great idea to make them small with a variety of toppings to try. They sound wonderful!
I’ve never seen these before. The use of them sounds a lot like what we do here with Indian Fry Bread, but the bread itself is quite different. A sope is like having an open-faced tamale but the masa dough is fried. I LOVE it! I would top mine with beans, lots of green chile, cheese, tomatoes and lettuce. WOW – I just made myself very hungry! 🙂
Yum! These sound delicious.
Heather @girlichef says
Mmmmm…I love sopes…especially topped with frijoles con chorizo, cabbage w/ lime, crema, salsa, and queso fresco. Oh my goodness…I want some now!
Blond Duck says
Bryan & YiRan says
I have always wanted to make these but was afraid they’d be too complicated. This makes it seems much easier than I expected!
A great speciality. Something I’d enjoy!
Kitchen Belleicious says
these look and sound amazing! Easy too! I love the idea of adding some bbq pork to it or something.CAn’t wait to try!
the wicked noodle says
I’ve never made Sopes! I’m actually not sure if I’ve even tried them but I know I’d love them!
Ahorros Con Cupones says
I recently tried sopes for the first time and I love them. Now I’ll try to make them myselft. I like your recipe.