Guadalajara-style "Drowned" Tortas

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Morelia's Homage to A Guadalajara Sandwich

Guadalajara-style "Drowned" Tortas
Tortas ahogadas

Perhaps the most famous tortas in Mexico and certainly one of the most unusual, tortas ahogodas are a must-try for anyone visiting the city of Guadalajara. Vendors first fill rolls called birotes with carnitas and a particular preparation of pickled onions, then dip the sandwich into a fiery, vinegary hot sauce - or as we say, the tortas are bautisadas, or "baptized". Some people order them half dipped (media bautisada) or fully dipped (bautisada completa). Then, vendors take a ladleful of mild tomato sauce from a vat and spoon it on top. It's magical construction: crunchy and soggy, spicy and rich, pickly and mild.

More often than not, the tortas are cut into small pieces and served that way, a snack rather than a meal. But at home, I love to serve a whole sandwich per person, each in a shallow bowl to be eaten with a knife and fork, or with an enamel spoon as they do in Mexico. Guadalajara native Carmen Luz Sema taught me how to make tortas ahogadas, and I'll be forever grateful.

≪Tacos, Tortas and Tamales≫
- Flavors from the Griddles, Pots and Streetside Kitchens of Mexico, P90
Roberto Santibanez
ISBN 978-1-118-19020-3

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