So, last week, by the grace of God I discovered these incredible Bunuelos a.k.a. “Mexican Fritters”. The second I saw them, I just knew I had to rush home and make them..like literally, I rushed home to make them! LOL!
First of all, I’ve lived here in NM all of my adult life, and thought I’d seen it all when it comes to authentic Mexican Cuisine. But..apparently not! I have no idea how after all these years, these delicious beauties have never crossed my path, but I totally plan on making up for lost time now!
Let’s just take a moment and say ‘Bunuelos’..how adorable of a word is that?!! It’s the perfect name for these giant, fun & simple snacks! Bunuelos are like Tortilla Elephant Ears! Flour Tortillas fried until they’re puffed and crispy, then coated with layers of Cinnamon & Sugar! That’s it!! They’re So easy and simple to make and provide such a huge WOW factor at your table!
Bunuelos can be covered and stored for days and days! They’re totally gorgeous and so much fun to eat with every meal. They make a sweet, light Breakfast with a cup of Coffee, they’re also perfect with lunch or even as a snack with some Mexican Hot Chocolate on a crisp Fall day!
However you choose to eat them, once you do..they will become your go-to indulgence forever!
What you’ll need for a delicious stack of 8 Bunuelos:
8 Flour Tortillas
3 Cups of Cinnamon/Sugar (1 part Cinnamon to 3 parts Sugar)
Honey for drizzling..optional!
Cinnamon Sticks for garnish..optional!
Oil for frying
A large Fry Pan
In a large, shallow plate with a lip, add the Cinnamon Sugar mixture.
Heat up about 1.5″ of Oil in the fry pan and gently lay one tortilla at a time into the hot oil. Shallow fry both sides of each Tortilla, until they’re puffed, golden & crisp…
Take the fried Tortillas out of the Oil and place them directly into the Cinnamon Sugar, making sure to coat both sides VERY well…
Stack them up because that’s the authentic way of serving them, grab a plate and get busy…
Give it a sweet drizzle of Honey…
Now, crunch into your sweet & crispy Bunuelo! ~Enjoy!