Masa Dumplings

Servings: 4


  • 1tablespoon olive or vegetable oil or rich-tasting lard
  • 1/2cup (4 ounces) fresh masa for tortillas OR a generous 1/3 cup dried masa harina mixed with a scant 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 2tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 3/4cup crumbled Mexican queso fresco or pressed salted farmer’s cheese


In a large bowl, knead together (your hand works best here) the fresh or reconstituted masa with the oil, salt, cilantro and the cheese until uniformly mixed. Form into about 24 balls, each the size of a large marble. Cover and set aside.

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