Fried Cinnamon Sugar Tortillas for #SundaySupper

I got the idea for this recipe for the current #SundaySupper event from my most recent restaurant review at Don Pablo’s restaurant here in Sarasota. I’m making Fried Cinnamon Sugar Tortillas! Those Sopapillas inspired me! This Sunday Supper is themed for Mexican Independence Day and while I love Mexican/Tex-Mex/SW, etc food, I rarely make it at home. So this was an easy, new thing for me to try, and I hope you like them! I gave a plateful to husband and he ate them in like half a minute. Also, make sure to check out the video showing you exactly how to make them! You can’t go wrong!

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Fried Cinnamon Sugar Tortillas
1/2 cup sugar
4 tsp cinnamon
3 cups vegetable oil
6 tortillas, white flour or whole wheat, sliced into strips or triangles


  1. Mix the cinnamon and sugar together and set aside.
  2. Pre-heat the oil in a wok or deep skillet over medium to medium-high heat (approximately 350-375 degrees). Use a candy thermometer if possible and maintain this temperature throughout the cooking process, otherwise they will cook unevenly.
  3. Slice the tortillas into desired shapes, strips or triangles. (Or be creative – use cookie cutters!)
  4. When the oil is heated to the correct temperature, gently immerse 1/4 of the tortilla strips into the oil and let them float.
  5. Flip the strips over when the bottom side has begun to brown. Continue flipping until the strips are completely golden brown on both sides.
  6. Remove the strips using tongs by letting them drain slightly and then place them on paper towel-covered baking sheets.
  7. Immediately sprinkle desired amount of cinnamon sugar mixture on each side so that the remaining oil will soak it up.

IDEA: Add these strips to a bowl of vanilla ice cream for a sweet treat or just eat them whenever you need a sweet, crunchy snack!

And when you’re done with my stuff, please take some time to check out all the other amazing Sunday Supper recipes listed below. You won’t be disappointed! And you can even join in with us live on Twitter chat from 7-8 pm on Sunday, September 16th! Yay! It’s another Sunday Supper extravaganza!

Sopas (Soups), Ensaladas (Salads), and Entremeses (Starters)

La Comida (the food)

Postres (desserts)

Bebidas (beverages)

We’d also love to feature your Mexican Fiesta recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers!

You’re going to want to head on over to Heather’s awesome blog, too, for her awesome recipes on Girlichef. I promise you will be glad you did!

Fried Cinnamon Sugar Tortillas

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  1. These are so easy Cheri! Can´t imagine a better way to use tortillas. Perfect for afternoon coffee. Happy Sunday!

  2. Great snacks! love the cinnamon sugar!

  3. YUM! These are a favorite around here as well!

  4. These never last long at our house! And yes, they are absolutely delicious with vanilla ice cream. :)

  5. I could eat these chips all day long. Bring on the cinnamon sugar!

  6. Sounds fantastic! Cinamon sugar is the perfect combination :)

  7. I am so making these for my daughter’s lunch box. We always have leftover tortillas hanging around.

  8. I’ve made something similar with whole wheat pita bread, but I like the tortilla idea. Heavy on the cinnamon, light on the sugar for me!

  9. Hey Cheri,

    OMG, I didn’t realize that you posted video clips! I so love your #SundaySupper post. You could have your own cooking show! You seem very comfortable in front of the camera. I’ll subscribe to your YouTube Channel as well.


  10. These sound amazing!!! I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Oh yum! I love these, and so would my 7 year old! I is obsessed with anything cinnamon.

  12. This is so cool, what a great idea. You outdid yourself.

  13. Can you ever go wrong with cinnamon and sugar? I think not! These sound amazing; thanks for sharing!

  14. Okay, I absolutely LOVE these things. LOVE THEM. They remind me of being a kids because my mom made them for us all the time. I haven’t had them in far too long, thanks for the reminder….my mouth is absolutely watering for them right now! (hmmm..hence the name of your blog…) ;)

  15. Cheri, these look great! Thank you for sharing. I want them for breakfast ;)

  16. Buhhhh! This sounds amazing! I love anything with cinnamon and I’m pretty sure I’d do as your hubby did and straight up devour them.

  17. This sounds like somethink I would munch on until the whole bacth is gone! Cinnamon and sugar make such a good combination. Especially on something deep fried and crunchy!

  18. Yummy ! Love these. Will b etrying them soon. The combo of sugar & cinnamon must be amazing !!!

  19. What perfect Fried Cinnamon Sugar Tortillas!! Yum!

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