Today I’m going to show you how to make duros! This is a super easy, inexpensive and yummy Mexican snack that you can have ready and on the table in less than 10 minutes. It’s something that both kids and adults will enjoy.
What are duros?
Duros are a Mexican snack that are made from wheat flour.
Besides duros they go by many other names such as duritos, chicharrones de harina, Mexican wagon wheels and more.
You can get them at your local Mexican supermarkets.
If you have a large enough Mexican population in your town you may be able to get them at your local grocery.
They come in a clear plastic packaging and are a dark orange color.
After cooking they puff up three times their size and become lighter in color.
What do duritos taste like?
For me duros taste like a slightly salty puffy chip.
They’re not bursting with a whole lot of flavor themselves.
What takes the duros to the next level are the hot sauce and lime juice.
More delicious snacks you may like:
- baked tortilla wrapped hot dogs
- coco con chile y limon (coconut with chile and lime)
- pepinos con chile y limon (cucumbers with chile and lime)
- Mexican fruit salad
How to make chicharrones de harina
Heat up a frying pan over medium high heat. Add the oil to the pan.
While waiting for the oil to get hot grab a large pot and line it with paper towels. This is where the cooked chicharrones de harina will drain after frying.
The duros cook extremely fast so it’s important that you have everything you need nearby.
Test the oil to see if it’s hot enough by adding one duro to the frying pan. If it begins to cook within just a few seconds then the oil is ready.
Then go ahead and add a small handful of duros to the oil. You don’t want to add too many at once because they cook very quickly.
If you add too many you risk some of them overcooking before you can get them all out.
Here is a tip I like to put the small handful of uncooked duros in a large spoon then lower them into the oil.
Doing it this way prevents the oil from splattering in the air.
Use a slotted spoon to move the duros around so that they cook evenly. It will only take about 30 seconds for each batch to cook completely.
Transfer the fried duritos to the paper towel lined pot to drain.
How do you eat duritos?
Duritos are typically eaten by topping it with fresh squeezed lime juice and hot sauce such as Valentina or Tapatio.
They can also be sprinkled with chile.
The duritos do get soggy quickly so you may not want to add too much lime juice and hot sauce.
Tips and tricks
- Make sure to have your paper towel lined pot ready and nearby.
- Drop one duro into the oil. If it starts puffing up within a few seconds then the oil is ready.
- Use a large spoon to add the uncooked duros the hot oil.
- Move the duros around the pan with a slotted spoon to make sure they cook evenly.
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These super easy duritos are a quick and yummy snack that kids and adults will love.
They’re a yummy after school snack that you can make in just minutes.
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How to Make Duros
Duros are a quick and yummy snack made from wheat flour.
- 2 cups vegetable oil
- 1 cup dry duros
- fresh lime juice to taste
- hot sauce to taste
Heat up a large deep frying pan over medium high heat.
Add the oil to the pan.
While waiting for the oil to heat up line a large pot with paper towels.
Test the oil to see if it's hot enough by adding one duro to the oil. If it starts puffing up within a few seconds then it's ready.
Add a small handful of duros to a large spoon then add them to the frying pan. Use a slotted spoon to move them around the pan so that they cook evenly. This will take about 30 seconds.
Transfer the fried duros to the paper towel lined pot to drain.
Repeat the above steps with the rest of the uncooked duros.
Serve the duros with fresh squeezed lime juice and hot sauce and enjoy!