Molotes: Chorizo Fritters from Tacos Atoyac
|A platter of molotes and an horchata from Tacos Atoyac.|
This week: Molotes from Tacos Atoyac.
|The tasty chorizo center of a molote.|
Tacos Atoyac at 19th Ave and Glendale is the real Oaxacan deal, and has only been open for a little over a month so it still has that new taquito smell. In addition to the tacos and tostadas, Tacos Atoyac also boasts molotes, tiny little torpedo-shaped maize fritters that hide a steaming hot chorizo center. And some of the best damn horchata we've had in a long time.
(sink your teeth into all the spicy details after the jump)
|A tall glass of horchata from Tacos Atoyac, garnished with cantaloupe and pecan bits.|
At Tacos Atoyac, ordering a molote will score you a deep fried chorizo and potato ball for $1.50, and at those prices, you can afford to order way more than just one.
El Sabor: The molotes at Tacos Atoyac had a crispity, crunchity masa shell that was more reminiscent of a thin pastry dough than a thicker tamale-type masa. Break into the fried fritter with a fork and knife to reveal an earthy, spicy mass of chorizo and mashed potato. These torpedo-shaped fritters are then topped with a black bean puree, crema, shredded lettuce and a sprinkle of dry white cheese.
Honestly, we were tempted to order a platter of molotes and pop 'em like donut holes. If you try that out, let us know how it goes!
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