Molletes con Pico de Gallo and salsa verde

Mexican Breakfast: Molletes a la Mexicana

Molletes a la Mexicana
Molletes a la Mexicana

What are Molletes?
Well, if I can explain it correctly, is a baguette style bread cut in half (open face) with butter, spread of re-fried beans and a choice of filling on top, one of the most simply and traditional is cheese (chihuahua or Oaxaca) and/or Pico de Gallo and salsa But if you are craving for more add a some guisos (stews). I give you some ideas : Chorizo con Papas, Mexican Picadillo, Carne con Chile, Rajas de Chile Poblano, Rajas de Poblano, Carne con Chile, Papas Verdes and Papas Rojas. Basically You can add whatever else you want, even scramble eggs works perfectly. Are you vegetarian? add mushrooms with roasted tomatoes, an excellent option.

Molletes are serve and eaten in México from south to north. So if you go to México you will see that almost every breakfast menu has Molletes as an option. Although the bread that is commonly use in almost every place is called Pan Bolillo but where I come from a La laguna, located in the north of México is commonly to use Pan Frances. These breads are almost the same thing, but Pan Frances is more buttery, smoother to touch and taste, compare to the bolillo is harder from the exterior and soft in the inside.

This Mexican dish is one of the easiest and yummiest way to eat beans, salsa and melted cheese. Molletes are popular as breakfast but can be serve anytime of the day, I love them at night too.

Molletes con Pico de Gallo and salsa verde
Molletes con Pico de Gallo and salsa verde

Molletes a la Mexicana – Receta

Makes: 4 molletes (serves 2 people).

Prep. Time: 10 minutes.

Ingredients:

–  Fresh or left over baguette style bread
– tsp of butter
– 1 cup of Re-Fried beans (a bit warm)
– Cheese (Monterrey Jack-Oaxaca-Chihuahua-Mozarella-Cheddar, etc)
Pico de Gallo
Restaurant Style Salsa or Salsa Verde
– Guisado (stew) **Optional**

Preparation:
1. Pre-heat the oven or oven toaster to 250˚ F
2. Cut the bread in half, spread some of the butter, spread the re-dried beans and topped with cheese (do the same with the rest of the bread)
3. Place the molletes in the ove or oven toaster until cheese is melted
4. Place on top the molletes the pico de gallo and salsa
5. Voila! Serve warm and Buen provecho amigos.

Lime and Pepper Fish Tacos + Pico de Gallo

Summer 2014 is going fantastic! Amazing hot weather here in MONTREAL with tons of festivals, Concerts, movie films around the city, and many other stuff, don’t know if you know but Montreal is a very multicultural city where you have 2 official languages, French and English and I just simply love it! Specially during summer.

Although I haven’t been so active with LIKEINMEXICOYou might  not want to know why, but I’ll say it. Because I’ve been watching the WORLD CUP BRAZIL 2014 !!!! My favourite teams are out of the world cup unfortunately, obviously my team was and is MEXICO  (that btw #noerapenal).
I supported all the South American teams, and today I go for Argentina, is the last South American team in the World Cup and I want the cup to stay here in America! (sorry, did I tell you I am a big fútbol/soccer fan? are you a soccer fan?

As I’ve been watching the World Cup, I have prepared different Antojitos/Appetizers to accompany during games, and here is one the many I’ve prepared.

Lime and Pepper Fish Tacos + Pico de Gallo 

LIME AND PEPPER FISH TACOS

I love this recipe because it brings many Mexican flavours together, first lime and pepper with a touch of the Authentic Salsa Pico de Gallo plus Basic Salsa.

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