Saturday, April 10, 2021

Tortas Fritas

Tortas Fritas is fried Uruguyan fry bread served with dulche de leche or jam. It is very simple and addictively delicious when eaten hot hot. We loved it with dulche de leche. It is hard to stop with one. They traditionally make this when it is raining and serve with Yerba Mate tea. This snack is delicious whether it is lemon tea or chai latte. When in room temperature too it was delicious. These are also popular in Argentina too.

Rolled dough in discs, deep fried, dusted with powdered sugar and dunked in dulche de leche - now this is called HEAVEN. Either roll the entire dough to 1/4-in thickness and cut out 4-in circles or divide the dough into equal portions and roll to the size. You can make the way it suits you. If you want a bite of heaven, just try this. 

I came across this Tortas Fritas in a couple of websites when I was researching about the cuisine from Uruguay. I modified the recipe from Spruce Eats. The actual recipe calls for lard. I used butter instead. This can be made in under 30 minutes and hence a perfect quick one for a crowd too.

We are traveling to Uruguay this month in our Eat The World Recipe Challenge group. It is a great experience to know about different countries, their culture, and food. Check cultureatz if you would like to join and hop on board with us if you are interested in joining our journey...


Makes 8, 4-in tortas fritas

All-purpose flour -1 cup

Salt - 1/3 tsp

Baking powder - 1 tsp

Butter - 2 tbsp

Milk - 1/3 cup

Oil - 2-3 cups, for frying

Powdered sugar for dusting

Dulche de leche or jam for serving


Add the flour, salt, baking powder, and butter in a bowl. Mix thoroughly. Make a dough by adding milk in steps. Rest for 5 minutes.

Heat oil. Divide the dough into 8 pieces. Roll into 4-in discs with 14/-in thickness. Make a hole in the center. Depp fry for 2 minutes each side or till golden brown. Drain the excess oil.

When hot, dust with powdered sugar.

Serve with dulche de leche, or jam and with tea.

Check out all the wonderful Uruguayan dishes prepared by fellow Eat the World members and share with #eattheworld. Click here to find out how to join and have fun exploring a country a month in the kitchen with us! 

Magical Ingredients: Tortas Fritas 
Sneha’s Recipe: Torta Frita -Uruguay 
Pandemonium Noshery: Polvito Uruguayo
Palatable Pastime: Grilled Chicken Pinchitos 
Sugarlovespices: Uruguayan Pancho Hot Dog with Fries on the Side 
Amy’s Cooking Adventures: Pasta Caruso 
Culinary Adventures with Camilla: Empanadas a la Criolla, Uruguayan Wines, and Upcoming #TannatDay
Kitchen Frau: Torta de Fiambre (Baked Ham & Cheese Sandwiches)
Cultureatz: Chaja Cake, an Uruguayan Peach Meringue Layer Cake
A Day in the Life on the Farm: Milanesa Napolitana
Making Miracles: The Chivito: Uruguay’s Iconic Steak & Egg Sandwich


  1. Oh, my, those look delicious! I love that they use a baking powder dough, so you don't need to wait for yeast to rise, yet you can fulfill your doughnut cravings! They look absolutely divine and addictive. I'm sure it would be hard to eat just one.

  2. What a wonderful finish to a Uruguayan dinner.

  3. I am definitely going to have to try this soon - these little fry breads look SO tasty!