A genuine Mexican specialty, Chalupas are created by pressing a layer of masa (corn flour) into an oval-shaped mould. This is then deep-fried to produce a crisp, shallow, corn cup. These crispy shells are traditionally shaped to resemble the hulls of a ship. (Chalupa is actually the name of a boat.) Mexican Chalupas are filled with salsa while being fried. Traditional Chalupas are then lightly topped with any of the following: Queso Fresco, shredded lettuce, fresh cilantro, shredded chicken, or pork.
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