Continuing with the typical food series, another heavy weight in Uruguay food tradition is what we call Torta Frita.
Torta Frita is a round shaped, fried biscuit, with a hole in the middle. Is a very simple biscuit to prepare. Torta Frita ingredients are: flour, self-rising and salt creating a mass which is fried in grease. Thus the name, torta frita, something like fried cake.
Torta Frita is the dish of rainy afternoons in Uruguay, by excellence, and is another typical partner of Mate.
It can be bought in stands for around five uruguayan pesos (one quarter usd), but is usually homemade.
Torta Fritas are usuarlly eaten with sugar or dulce de leche.