• Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Yield: about 1 1/2 dozen
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1 cup masa

1/4 cup lard

1 teaspoon salt

4 to 5 tablespoons cold water


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a gentle boil.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the masa, lard and salt. Mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumb-like mixture. Stir in enough water to form a soft dough. Form the dough into small balls, about 1 tablespoon each. Lightly press your thumb in the center of each ball.
  3. Add the dumplings to the water and cook until the dumplings float to the surface, about 4 minutes. Continue to cook for 2 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels. Season with salt.