Happy Cinco de Mayo!
I’m sure you can guess that’s why I’m sharing this post today. We stick with the themes around here!
I have 3 experiences with bunuelos.
#1- My great grandmother who lived in Venezuela for several years made me some when I was very little, maybe 4 or 5. It’s a very random memory I have of her standing by the stove making them in a pan at her farm. Hers were big & round & lightly sprinkled with cinnamon/sugar.
#2- My friend Sam’s mom used to make them for us girls & bring them to school. We’d beg her to make these for us often! She happily complied. Hers were very flaky & cripsy & bathed in cinnamon/sugar- just the way I like ’em. 😉
#3- My first year working in the kitchen at camp, Mrs. Donna (the head cook) taught me how to make the easiest, most-addicting Mexican dessert ever. Which leads us here…
Some people might say these aren’t really bunuelos, but they’re something. Believe me.
It only takes 2 ingredients (maybe 3)- tortillas & cinnamon/sugar.
Oh & oil for frying too. Whatever kind you like.
These are incredibly easy & a great snack/dessert/breakfast/whatever excuse you need.
Start heating your oil-350 degrees & slice a flour tortilla or a few. Pizza cutter is the way to go.
Throw ’em in your fryer or you pot & let them fry until golden brown- a few minutes. You’ll want to flip them a few times for optimal goldenness.
Let the crisps drain on a paper towel & sprinkle on the cinnamon/sugar. I like to douse mine in the stuff, but you can use as much as you want.
Side Note: I was making these at camp one night with my friend Jordan & had just pulled out the first batch. I immediately threw cinnamon/sugar all over them & popped one in my mouth for “testing” purposes. Except it wasn’t sugar I’d mixed with the cinnamon…it was salt. Don’t do that. Luckily, it was only the first little batch I’d ruined & I didn’t have to throw away too many of them. Unluckily, I was left with a mouth full of salt & cinnamon. Not my favorite combo. Laugh at me, I encourage it. It’s Monday after all.
Then share them with some friends & enjoy! Or eat them all yourself. That’s up to you. 😉
These would be amazing in an ice-cream sundae with some caramel on top. Omg!
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