gordita

noun
gor·​di·​ta | \gȯr-ˈdē-tə \

Definition of gordita 

: a deep-fried pocket of cornmeal dough filled with a savory mixture

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Try one of the unusual takes on classics like chiles rellenos and gorditas. Charles Passy, WSJ, "Where to Find the Most Remarkable Margaritas in San Antonio," 19 Oct. 2018 Go for an early breakfast of gordita filled with green bean, cactus salad, amaranth, salsas and green juice. Mosha Lundström Halbert, Vogue, "The Latina Cool Girl’s Guide to Mexico City," 4 June 2018 Jenni’s quesadillas, sopes, gorditas, and pambazos stand out for their denim-blue corn and lots of vegan/vegetarian fillings. Scarlett Lindeman, Bon Appetit, "The Best Healthy Restaurants in Mexico City," 28 Mar. 2018 The meats also are added to antojitos called sopes, huaraches, and gorditas. Eric Velasco, AL.com, "Let's Taco 'bout Taco Trucks: A guide to the city's thriving taco truck scene," 4 Oct. 2017 Seven dollars gets me a massive gordita brimming with refried beans, salsa, onions, and flecks of hot sauce hiding in the cornmeal shell’s crevices. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Bon Appetit, "How Meditating Before Eating Changed My Relationship With Food," 4 May 2017 Black beans inside and crema on top provide a creamy counterpoint to the crunch of the gordita. Nick Kindelsperger, chicagotribune.com, "A quest to find the best Mexican chorizo in Chicago," 9 Aug. 2017 A variety of tacos, burritos and quesadillas make up the offerings, along with a selection of tortas, sopes and gorditas. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Meal time or not, Supermercado Guanajuato is worth a stop | Review," 5 July 2017 Seven dollars gets me a massive gordita brimming with refried beans, salsa, onions, and flecks of hot sauce hiding in the cornmeal shell’s crevices. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Bon Appetit, "How Meditating Before Eating Changed My Relationship With Food," 4 May 2017

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First Known Use of gordita

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gordita

Mexican Spanish, diminutive of gorda thick tortilla, from Spanish, feminine of gordo fat, thick, from Late Latin gurdus dull, blunt

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