Masa Coins

Party-Friendly Masa Coins

Down to Earth Cuisine
Masa coins are an easy go to dish for Cinco De May or any time of the year! They are super easy to make and use ingredients you likely have lying around the house. With just a few minutes, you can wow your friends with these traditional treats. 
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 people


  • Deep pot or pan for frying OR Deep Fryer


For the Dough 

  • 2 cup Corn Flour Maseca
  • cups Water
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ cup Lard
  • ½ cup Canola Oil
  • 1 cup Queso Fresco or Cotija

For the Salsa Verde

  • 12 Tomatillos medium
  • 2 Jalapenos fresh
  • 4 Garlic cloves roasted
  • 1 bunch Cilantro take out the stems
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • Salt to taste


Masa Dough

  • Mix corn flour, water, salt and baking powder for 2 minutes until form a soft dough. If the dough feels dry, add teaspoons of water one by one.
  • Divide dough into ½ ounce balls. Cover with a damp cloth to keep dough soft and moist.
  • Press balls into coin form and deep fry into the lard and canola oil until GB (Golden brown). salted.
  • Pinch each coin and add cheese, place it into a plate and add the salsa verde.

Salsa Verde

  • Roast tomatillos, jalapenos and garlic cloves.
  • Blend and mix in fresh cilantro, lemon juice and salt.
Keyword Cinco De Mayo Recipe
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