Definitions of sopes on the Web:
•A sope (pronounced "SOH-peh") is a traditional Mexican dish originating in the city of Culiacán, Si. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sopes
•Miniature fried corn-dough bowls filled with beans and sauce and topped with cheese. Many varieties can be found.
I remember my mom and grandmother making this at one point, but I mostly remember trying them at this great restaurant in Houston called 100% Taquito.
I proceeded to mix and match ingredients I remembered my family using and what this restaurant used. I think the result was delicious!!!
2 cups instant corn mix (Masa preparada)
1 1/4 cup water
2 tsp salt
2 cups of shredded cabbage (red or green)
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 lime, juiced
2 tomatoes, diced (I used heirloom tomatoes from the Farmer's Market)
3/4 cup fresh cheese (Queso fresco) I used this brand
1 can refried black or pinto beans
Salsa of your choice
First prepare the masa by mixing the instant corn mix, salt, and water in a mixing bowl. Let the dough sit for 5 minutes. Grab some dough and roll it until golf ball size. Press the dough on a mat or on your hand until flattened. Not the tortilla thinness, but a little thicker. Here is a picture:
You should then heat a pan on med-high with a 1/4 inch oil. Fry each dough pattie about 3-5 minutes until golden brown. Keep the corn patties warm by placing them on a baking sheet in the oven at 300 degrees F.
Warm the beans in the same pan after frying the patties and set aside.
- In a small bowl, add the cabbage, 1 tsp salt, red onion, and lime juice.
Here is the finished product:
3 cups of watermelon chunks
1 cup pineapple juice
1 lime, juiced
1 cup tequila
1 cup triple sec
ice and cocktail shaker
Blend the watermelon, seeds and all. Sieve the pulp and keep the watermelon juice. Add the rest of the ingredients and place in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour over ice and garnish with a lime wedge. Yummy results!