Saturday, March 24, 2012

My neighbors cooking

About 5PM when people drift over to my stoop (sidewalk) because of the shade my house gives and setting up tables across the street for the nightly pozole ... another neighbor heads out on her nightly elote sales route. You can get elote (corn) on a stick or in a cup. Extras she offers are salt, limon, crema and a powdered chili. I prefer it in the cup and had to grab one tonight. She makes it very much like they do on the Cuernavaca Plaza where 6 or 8 stands set up every night.

Last night a neighbor brought over two of his wife's tortas de papas. I thought tortas were just the bread rolls but maybe they are anything to be filled? Basically they are a patty of mashed potatoes mixed with cheese, cilantro and whatever you want. Dipped in egg batter and flower and fried in oil. I looked on the Internet and didn't see any in sauce ... but they can be just about any size or shape.

Elote in a cup - con todo

Torta de papa - yes I ate one first


Wren said...

The torta sounds really good. Thank you for sharing.

Steve Cotton said...

And they should be rather easy to make. I am going to give it a shot.

Andean said...

We call them tortillas de papa and we stuff them with cheese and scallion, I make them all the time!

jennifer j rose said...

Tortas de paps, de coliflor, de trigo, de avena, and even de jamaica are typical Lenten dishes.

But I'm more concerned about your neighbor, the bigamist.

sparks_mex said...

Ya caught him .... but I straightened him out

The construction of the house finished in April 2011 and I'm pretty much settled in. As of March 2014 I'm in preparation for rain mode for this coming summer. That includes sealing and painting things and dealing with drainage issues from last year.

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