Thursday, February 14, 2013

How to Cook Duritos (Duros, Pasta Para Duros, Churritos)

I cooked duritos, which are uncooked hard pasta that looks like round wagon wheels, for my first time today, and it was also my first time to eat it.

According to Wikipedia, "Duros (also known as pasta para duros, duritos, durros, pasta para durito, chicharrines, churritos, Mexican wagon wheels or pin wheels) are a popular Mexican snack food made of puffed wheat, often flavored with chilli and lime."

I bought duritos at El Super, which is a Mexican supermarket, several months ago. When I first saw them, I had no idea how to cook them. However, they were very unique looking, so I became really interested in them. After that, I found the recipe on Youtube.

        I thought it was very easy to cook. :) I only needed to be careful for the right oil temperature and not over cook it.

As soon as I placed duritos in sufficiently heated oil, these started puffing up and floating.
I tried not  to over cook. It took only 5 seconds or so to be fully cooked.

 I seasoned them with lime juice and hot sauce. I also added chopped cilantro.

I thought they were perfect for an appetizer. They were crunchy in texture. The lime and hot sauce were perfect to season duritos. I like them. :)  Trying out new foods is exciting, isn't it?


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  1. I know this was posted a long time ago, but do you remember what hot sauce you used? I'm trying to find one I like with duritos and haven't been able to yet. Thanks!

    1. I have used these two kinds of Mexican Sauce.

      Valentina Salsa Picante Mexican Hot Sauce

      Tapatio Salsa Pincante Hot Sauce

      Both of them are spicy and taste good. In that video, he is using Valentina hot sauce. I hope this will help.

      Thank you for visiting my blog. :)