Tlacoyos from Huauchinango Mexican Grill
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|Tlacoyos can be filled and topped with just about anything, like these saucy numbers.|
This week: Tlacoyos served up by Huauchinango Mexican Grill.
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|Two tlacoyos, topped with crema.|
Thick, griddle fried cakes are common across Latin America. El Salvador has pupusas, Columbia and Venezuela have arepas, and in Mexico, they've got tlacoyos. Tasty little footballs filled with beans, cheese or other ingredients, and topped with all sorts of authentic Mexican goodness, like nopalitos (genuine cactus pads).
(sink your teeth into all the spicy details after the jump)
|Tlacoyos (the stuffed masa boats) and tortillas, fresh on the grill.|
|Tlacoyos from Huauchinango Mexican Grill.|
El Sabor: Tlacoyos are some stick-to-your-ribs Mexican comfort food. The thick masa exterior was light and flavorful, with a bit of a crisp from its time on the grill. Our tlacoyos were filled with mashed beans, although just about anything can fill and top these masa torpedos. For five bucks we left stuffed.
Bring a bit of México to your kitchen: All you need to make tlacoyos from scratch is some masa, a tortilla press, and your filings of choice. We guarantee that even your local Food City will have a basic variation of all of those items, although Ranch Pro Markets still reign king in terms of selection.
Know of any Mexican gems in the valley? Reveal your family secrets in the comment section.