1/2 cup grilled shrimp, chopped
2 strips thick cut bacon cooked and crumbled
1/3 cup sauteed onion/garlic jalapeno mixture (1/2 small onion, 2 jalapenos and 1 clove garlic)
1/3 cup shredded cheese, I used Chihuahua cheese
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup masa harina
Oil for frying olive or grapeseed oil is what I use
1. Mix all of the ingredients until well incorporated. Roll and form 8 equal size balls and flatten into cakes. transfer to a plate and chill for 30 minutes. If you rub cooking oil onto your hands while rolling and forming the masa cakes it’s much easier. * Make sure all of your ingredients are cool before you mix them together.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Preheat 1/3 cup of oil to medium heat in a large skillet for 5 minutes. Fry the masa cakes for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until golden brown and crispy. Transfer to oven and continue cooking for another 10 minutes. Serve right away. Garnish with salsa. Yields 4 servings.