Sopapillas is an Entree in Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!.
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Sopapillas were originally invented by Juan Manuel Llacer, a young entrepreneur with nothing to his name except for a knowledge of Mexican cuisine, a dream, and a commercial deep fryer. At the time, several United States food industries were attempting to push deep fried chicken and french fries into the Mexican market. This troubled Llacer, as he had a deep sense of pride in his country's food culture. He immediately set out to create a food that would combine the traditional flavors of Mexican cuisine with the high-caloric appeal of deep-fried food in an effort to keep Mexican traditions strong against the incoming American fried food trend.
After years of failed attempts, Llacer managed to invent sopaipillas and market them as a food with traditional Mexican sensibilities and a modern twist. Much to his relief, his plan worked, and sopapillas not only became a staple in Mexican culture, but even began to spread into the United States.