masa mexican sopes

masa mexican sopes
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Masa Mexican Sopes are a really great way to experience just how delicious masa is, elevating your Taco Tuesday to the next level! We are going to blend our masa with warm water, then form and lightly fry our own tortillas, then shape them into little “boats” that get filled with all your favourite taco ingredients!

masa mexican sopes

Mexican sopes are a really great way to experience just how delicious masa is, elevating your Taco Tuesday to the next level!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword masa mexican sopes, mexican sopes
Servings 12 servings


  • Whisk + spatula
  • Large frying pan
  • Wooden chopstick or heat safe thermometer
  • Heat safe tongs
  • Plate with paper towel



  • 2-3 cups TACO FILLINGS – taco chicken or beef filling, whatever your favourite go to tacos contain


  • 3 cups masa harina
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 cups warm water or as needed

A NEUTRAL OIL FOR SHALLOW FRYING – about 2-3 cups of canola, or grapeseed



    • In a large bowl, whisk the masa harina and salt together.
    • Using a wooden spoon or spatula, stir in ½ cup of warm water at a time until the dough is smooth and holds together. You might need up to 2 cups of water. 
    • Once your dough is together, we are going to form it into balls, approximately 2 inches each. 
    • Now we will flatten each dough ball into a thick circle, about ½ inch thick each


    • In a large frying pan, add a canola or vegetable oil and let it heat up to 400 degrees or until little bubbles form around the end of a wooden chopstick.
    • Now we will gently fry the dough in the hot oil until the edges start to turn a golden brown. This process takes about 30 seconds per side. 
    • With tongs, remove the sopes from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towel. 
    • We now need to let them cool for about 30 seconds to a minute, then pinch them into little bowls. Be careful as they will still be quite warm. 
    • Pinching the edges all the way around, we want to make these into little boats.
    • Once they are formed into little boats, we will carefully return them to the oil to finish cooking through, about 1-2 minutes for each one. 
    • Take out with a heat safe spatula and carefully place back onto the towel lined plate until you’re ready to fill.
    • Fill with your fave taco fillings and toppings, and enjoy! Can be eaten by hand or with a fork and knife.

    Want more dinner ideas, AKA din-spiration?

    Did you love Masa Mexican Sopes? Why not try Meg’s Morning Muffins!

    SOO GOOD! Enjoy! Meg xo

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