Gorditas are the perfect way to transform leftovers such as beans, chicken and much more!
In a large bowl combine the Maseca, salt and water. Mix together thoroughly with hands.
Form the dough into about 8 or 9 equal sized balls.
Flatten the balls one at a time using a tortilla press or a heavy bottomed pot and 2 squares of plastic such as a ziploc bag cut down the sides. Don't flatten too much. It should be thicker than a tortilla.
Heat up enough oil for frying in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Once hot fry the gorditas one at a time. Once the gordita puffs turn to the other side and continue to fry until it turns a nice golden color.
Transfer fried gorditas to a paper towel lined sheet to drain.
Let gorditas cool for about 5 minutes or so until they are cool enough to touch without burning yourself.
Very carefully open the gorditas in the middle with a knife. Carefully stuff with the filling of your choosing.
Serve and enjoy!