Crimped Masa Tartlets


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Zarela's Veracruz: Mexico's Simplest Cuisine

By Zarela Martínez

Published 2001

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Picada, literally, “pinked” or “pricked,” refers to the way you’re supposed to crimp up the edges of a small tortilla so as to form a shallow tartlet shell for spreading with a few simple toppings and serving as either a breakfast or a supper snack. You may have encountered similar masa preparations, in different shapes and sizes, under names like sopes or chalupas. Picadas usually come to the table in Veracruz in colorful pairings of red and green: one shell spread wit