Chicharrones De Harina (Mexican wheel chips)

These Chicharrones De Harina have so many names! From Mexican chicharrones, duros de harina, duritos, Mexican pinwheel chips, etc.. Learn to make this traditional Mexican street snack at home.

Duritos Mexican snack with a beer on the background

If you’ve been to Mexico, for sure you have seen street vendors selling Chicharrones De Harina (aka Duritos) everywhere!

Growing up in Mexico, this used to be my after school go-to snack. All the vendors lined up outside of schools waiting for the hungry students to be released. It was a race to get to them!

Let’s explore how to make these delicious Mexican snack:

Mexican pinwheels in a bowl with white small skillet

What are Chicharrones De Harina?

Chicharrones de harina are basically a type of pasta. The pasta is made with flour, water, salt & baking powder. Nothing else!

Luckily you can find the uncooked chicharrones in the Mexican spice aisle or any Mexican grocery in the bulk area. If you’re not fortunate enough to find them locally, you can buy them at amazon….They may a little more expensive than you would at a grocery store but at least you can treat yourself!

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Raw Chicharrones De Harina on a white board

How to make Chicharrones De Harina

The method is super simple! You just need to be careful not to burn yourself and have everything handy when you start frying the chicharrones. The process is very quick and you’ll be done in no time! (well, depending on how may you’re doing 😉 )

  • In a large pot, add the oil and heat over medium-high heat. 
  • To test when the oil is hot enough to cook the chicharrones, add one to the oil. If it starts to puff within 3 seconds, then it’s ready to start batch cooking. 
  • Carefully drop a few chicharrones at the time into the hot oil. Keep moving them as needed if there are spots that are not cooking evenly. They cook in less than a minute per batch. 
  • Remove from hot oil and place into a plate or bowl lined with paper towels. 
  • When ready to eat, drizzle with lime juice, sprinkle chili powder, hot sauce or chamoy and enjoy!

Serving suggestions

Before you add your choice of spiciness (if any), I highly recommend you drizzle it with fresh lime juice! It’ll be a game changer…. I promise 🙂

  • Tajin
  • Chamoy
  • Valentina, cholula, tapatio or your favorite hot sauce
  • A mix of chili powder + cayenne pepper, and salt
Chicharrones De Harina Mexican Snack drizzled with hot sauce

Here are other homemade Mexican snacks you may enjoy too!

Did you make chicharrones de harina!? I’d love to know how they turned out! Leave a comment and a rating below? Gracias!!!!

Chicharrones De Harina Mexican Snack in a bowl

Chicharrones De Harina

Servings 12 cups
Ana Frias
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
These Chicharrones De Harina are the most fun & popular Mexican snacking for any occasion. Loaded with crispiness and super easy to make!

Equipment

  • Large pot
12 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Dry flour chicharrones
  • 1 quart Vegetable oil
  • Fresh limes for juice
  • Favorite spicy topping: chili powder, chamoy, tajin, valentina, etc

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, add the oil and heat over medium-high heat.
  • To test when the oil is hot enough to cook the chicharrones, add one to the oil. If it starts to puff within 3 seconds, then it's ready to start batch cooking.
  • Carefully drop a few chicharrones at the time into the hot oil. Keep moving them as needed if there are spots that are not cooking evenly. They cook in less than a minute per batch.
  • Remove from hot oil and place into a plate or bowl lined with paper towels.
  • When ready to eat, drizzle with lime juice, sprinkle chili powder, hot sauce or chamoy and enjoy!

Video

*Ana’s Notes:

They taste amazing without any additional flavors but if you want to make them spicy just use tajin, chamoy, valentina, cholula or your favorite hot sauce. 
Store in an airtight container for up to 30 days. 

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NUTRITION

Serving: 30pieces | Calories: 170kcal | Fat: 11g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 11g

The nutritional information and US conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. If this is important to you, please verify with your favourite nutrition calculator and/or unit conversion tool.

Chicharrones De Harina Mexican Snack in a bowl

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  1. 5 stars
    What is the nutritional value for a million??? Have always loved these!!!!! Nothing better… Chipotle powder, for Hubby. But as is for me!!!!! A beautiful addiction!

    1. Well, I heard that after a one thousand of these the calories don’t count! So go for it! LOL!

      You cracked me up today Cyn! 😀 I hope you have a great day and keep enjoying many chicharrones! (oh and I’ll try chipotle powder next time! Thanks for the tip)
      XO,
      Ana

  2. I’m always buying these from the street vendor when I have money. Now I’m going to start making them at home. The only issue is I won’t be able to stop eating them.

  3. Is this the same as the Mexican dessert snack covered with cinnamon and sugar when it comes out of the oil.

    1. Hi Bonnie, it’s not. Those are buñuelos but those I don’t have on the blog just yet. These Chicharrones are more of a salty snack and very popular with street vendors! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. CUT OUT THE OIL!!
    Great recipe!! However let me share a quick tip, save yourself the mess, the time, and the unnecessary oil! Put a small handful on a plastic plate ( I use an uncovered Tupperware container) and MICROWAVE FOR 1 min to 1 minute 15 seconds. YOU WILL THANK ME LATER ?

    1. Hi Diana! I tried your method (and talked about it on the post) and they turned out okay. The Chicharrones tasted a little dry but since I don’t eat them too often, I don’t mind cooking them in oil. But I’m so happy to hear you liked them microwaved!

    2. I liked how fast and easy it was to make the chicharrones in the microwave, but they tasted quite dry and the taste was not what my family and I expected. Thanks for the tip though.

  5. 5 stars
    OMG! this recipe looks absolutely fantastic! I love tasty snack and this is such a good idea! i will try it for sure!

  6. 5 stars
    These look like the most delicious snack! I’d struggle to stop eating them though!

  7. 5 stars
    Ok, just placed an order. I had no idea you could make these chicharrones at home. At first, I thought you made the wheel shape and I was looking for the mold. lol – much easier and a perfect party snack!

    1. 5 stars
      hi you didn’t have to order they have them at dollar tree and or the 99cent store any food stores they have them sometimes they even have them at gas stations.