Monday, May 8, 2017

Volcanes | Crispy Cheesy Tortillas

On our recent trip to Mexico City, my Tia Aurora made us the most simple and delicious breakfast which she calls volcanes. It's a flour tortilla with manchego cheese melted until crispy, served with salsa and sometimes refried beans smeared over them. It was the perfect morning breakfast before heading out into the city to visit the pyramids, myriad of museums, and culture.

Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan
This picture of the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan was taken on Monday March 20th, 2017, a day before the first day of Spring. It is customary that many gather at the pyramid of the Sun on May 21st to welcome spring and receive the energy of the sun, with open arms toward the sun, while dressed in white...from the top of the pyramid. I have climbed this pyramid several times in my lifetime and it is a surreal experience. You can see the number of people climbing the right side of the pyramid on this particular day.

Here is her very simple recipe:

All you need is flour tortillas and gouda or manchego cheese.

Place the flour tortilla to warm on a hot skillet or comal. Turn it over and place your choice of gouda or manchego cheese over it. Once the cheese is melted, turn the tortilla over so the cheese is on the skillet. Warm until the cheese is crispy and no longer sticking to the skillet.

Serve with refried beans, salsa, guacamole and / or some crema. You can obviously serve this as your main dish, or as a side with eggs, or as a snack. Your call.

Buen provecho!


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