Corn Masa Dumplings

Bolitas de Masa

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

By Zarela Martínez

Published 2001

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The funny indented shape of these dumplings helps them cook faster when added to a soup or stew. They are a frequent and welcome addition to dishes such as Chicken Chileatole and Spicy Shrimp Stew; follow the cooking directions in the individual recipes. I would not try to substitute a fat other than lard. It holds them together compactly while making them fluffy, without a hint of greasiness.

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