Small Fried Masa Cakes with Bean Filling

Tapaditas de Frijol

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Appears in
Zarela's Veracruz: Mexico's Simplest Cuisine

By Zarela Martínez

Published 2001

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These savory little morsels — masa adroitly shaped around a pocket of bean filling — are one subspecies of the gorditas that you find all over the state. Shaping tapaditas without having them spring a leak can be difficult. Every cook has a different stratagem. I’ve mastered a method that gives good results, though it’s not exactly the technique of the cook who gave me this excellent recipe, Carmen Martínez Barrales, at Casa Bonilla in the north central hill town of Coatepec.<