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Monday, November 19, 2012

A Spanish Treat

Rosa's Cafe is a Mexican food restaurant chain with beginnings in West Texas. (that's where I live. bj)
 Rosa's has now expanded to 30 locations across the state, including restaurants in Fort Worth, College Station and Killeen. There is even a restaurant in Temecula, California. The restaurants are popular and are well known in their vicinities for their "Taco Tuesday" promotions,and have increased locations even during the current economic recession.[3]

They are also FAMOUS for their awesome FLOUR TORTILLAS 
This is one of our favorite places to eat MEXICAN FOOD and we often
finish our meal with an order of their DELICIOUS SOPAPILLAS.

"A crisp, puffy, deep-fried pastry often served with honey or syrup."
One of my favorite things to eat.....
I have a recipe and have made them FROM SCRATCH
but I wanted to be sure and mention to you,
just in case you didn't know this well-kept secret..(LOL),
a very quick and easy way to come up with a delicious

I always buy the LARGE flour tortillas to use for burritos and I absolutely LUV them spread with butter and fried crispy. Ummmmm can cut them into 4 pieces and deep fry in oil
to make a basket full of delicious

Since we don't eat many FRIED foods anymore, we have these
(O, MY...we are such GOOOOD senior citizens...:)
 * Here's the dance.....
Heat oil until almost smokin' HAS to be H.O.T. to make
the tortillas PUFF.
(If your piece DOESN'T puff, your oil isn't hot enuf. )

Drop a 4th into the oil...hold the tortilla piece UNDER THE OIL with a spatula
until it PUFFS, turn over QUICKLY, browning the other side.
Drain on paper towel.
Since the oil is so hot, these babies brown VERY quickly so you
must work fast.

Some folks like to sprinkle
CINNAMON and SUGAR on them while they are hot...
...others, like MOI, love them with HONEY BUTTER.

Just mix your favorite margarine (or Brommel and Brown yogurt) with
honey .....

as simple as you can possibly get.
They are perfect after having an awesome Mexican food dinner...
the most delightful way to end your delicious meal.
Does it make them taste any better if you have a
beautiful, vintage, silver SPREADER to use...?
Probably not......
but I sure do love PRETTY.
The next time you are hungry for a quick, light dessert,
bring out your package of flour tortillas and


Anonymous said...

this is something completely new to me, we have NO Mexican restaurants here in this Northern Ontario Canadian town.Isn't that something, there is a taco bell across the border from us.
These do sound amazing,

Stacey said...

Hi BJ! I just googled and we have a Rosa's 9 miles from us. We will definitely have to try it. Wonderful flour tortillas are my favorite!

I just read Laurie's comment above. I just can't imagine not having mexican food nearby. :) Can you?

Kathe said...

Oh my sweet goodness! I love sopapillas! I never knew you could just fry up tortillas!! I am so going to be springing this on Mr. B soon! Thanks for sharing this at the party this week. I'll be featuring this post on my Facebook page too :-)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I hope to try a Rosa's Cafe sometime! I do love sopapillas so much! I am afraid to try to make them...I may never stop!
hugs, Linda

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh YUM!! Girl I have made these many a them even cold..I love all mexican food and could eat it every day..I send you an email girl friend..Love ya Gloria

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh this sounds so good and I definitely need to make some.

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NanaDiana said...

I have never had these or anything like them, bj. I can't believe that those tortillas will puff...but I will believe you and try them. Do you eat them hot then? Are they decent when they are cold? xo Diana

Alice said...

I did not know that' s how to make sopapillas. Will certainly try them. How's the pre-move going? Still can't believe you are moving to another house. It's actually pretty exciting but will take awhile to get used to another one. I feel at home here now and really love this place.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with the loved ones! Still waiting for your visit. Love you

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Mmmm, that looks good!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

The place we eat Mexican down the street has the best sopapillas and they serve them with vanilla ice cream. Yum yum.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I had to pin these to remember to try them!

Jama said...

Sounds so yummy!

Liz said...

Sounds delicious. I will have to give it a try.

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Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sure sounds good, love the way they puff up! Happy Thanksgiving BJ:@)

Audrey said...

Looks great bj ... love them with honey.
Audrey Z.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Here, it's corn tortillas. I think I may turn-into-a-tortilla soon, I use them so much.

Corn, because I have to eat Gluten Free. :-)

Hmmmm, wonder if I'll be able to keep typing, if I turn-into-a-corn-tortilla? -gigggles-

Happy Thanksgiving to you, and to yours... "Auntie"

Teresa said...

This girl knows how to have Fun ;)
Great tip, bj.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Madeline's Album said...

I am not a big fan of Mexican food, and I stay away from fried foods, but these look and sound delicious. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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craftyles said...

As a Texas girl myself, I love sopaipillas! We have a Rosa's close by and we do love the tortillas!

Rose Hascall said...

We like to spread butter, garlic and Parmesan cheese and bake them.yummy

Sara Estis said...

I've never had a sopapilla - but these look incredible! Thanks for stopping by my blog! xoxo, Sara

Vee said...

Oh this makes me homesick for Casa Bonita in Tulsa where we would chow down on sopapillas and honey with butter. Yummo! Who knew that they could be this easy? (Gosh, I just Googled and learned that the restaurant went out of business last year. So sad.)

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, BJ! (I sure loved the description of your house for the holiday!)

thistlewoodfarm said...


Those look amazing! Just stopping by to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!


amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

I love sopapillas! My momma used to make them from scratch. We'd bite of one of the corners and then drizzle honey inside. MMmmm good!

20 North Ora said...

That has my mouth watering!! I could eat Mexican food seven days a week (and sometimes do).

Happy Thanksgiving.


Miz Helen said...

Hi BJ,
Just stopping by and wishing you and your family a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!
Miz Helen

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Now there's some good eaten girl!
Easy but delish!
Happy Turkey day sweetie!

Debbie said...

Pinning this! I've never made them and I don't think I have ever eaten them. I would like to try them though. Like you, we don't eat fried food often at all so it will be a treat.

And I loved "no Juan ever". LOLOL

On Crooked Creek said...

You warm my heart, dear friend!!! NEVER have I eaten a Sopapilla...due to the cinnamon!!! Now, finally, I can try one to see what all the buzz is about this Mexican dessert! Thanks for sharing this delicious idea!!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Huh, I always wondered what sopapilla's were, now I know!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and the whole family BJ! I know you'll have a wonderful day:>)

Winnie said...

OMG - I soooooooooo want to make these!
I'd probably eat everything by myself :) :)
I love cinnamon but I also like honey butter
I'm pinning this