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It’s been a while since I’ve prepared masa gorditas. I always shy away from them because I just never know how they will turn out. Sometimes, the masa dries out in the cooking process and ends up hardening and cracking mid-way through. I add more water to the mix but ends up too wet. It’s hit or miss and I celebrate when I succeed with a good batch.
When I started cooking with the Philips Airfryer, I had a lightbulb moment. What if I find a way to create these little masa pockets with no fuss and perfect every time? I did! In just 10 minutes, I had gorditas ready to be stuffed and devoured.
No lard was needed. Only a brush of olive oil on the top and bottom sides of each pocket is all that is needed. The dough cooked and crisped up immediately without drying, and fluffy enough to easily stuff with our favorite fillings.
The secret is the Philips Airfryer starfish design. The hot air circulates 360 degrees around the food that evenly cooks inside and out. I didn’t have to worry about over-cooking. The Philips Airfryer has a built-in timer and fully adjustable temperature control for consistent results. I was able to walk away from it as it cooked, giving me more time to prepare the fillings.
Now that the holidays are around the corner, the Philips Airfryer is the perfect gift for everyone! Avid cooks can experiment airfrying their favorite dishes and non-cooks can take advantage of the convenience and ease of the product.
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- 2 cups corn flour
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ - 2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- In a large bowl combine flours, baking powder and salt. Add water, ½ cup at a time, mixing with hands until dough is thoroughly combined and smooth.
- Preheat Philips Airfryer to 390° F.
- Place 2 teaspoons dough in the palms of your hands and shape into a 2-inch, flat disk. Repeat with remaining dough. You should have 40 disks with total amount of dough.
- Place one dough disk on top of the other. Pinch edges around disks to seal, leaving a 1-inch opening between the two disks. Repeat until 20 pockets are made. Place masa pockets on a large tray, covered with a warm, wet kitchen towel to keep dough from drying out.
- Cut 4-2”x2” aluminum foil squares.
- Brush each masa pocket lightly with olive oil on each side. Place 4 masa pockets on each aluminum foil square, in airfryer basket approximately 1 1/2 -2 inches apart. Cook for 10 minutes or until tops begin to brown. Repeat with remaining masa pockets and reserving aluminum foil squares in airfryer to avoid any dough falling through the airfryer basket.
- Carefully remove masa pockets from basket, fill with your favorite filling, serve and enjoy