Youâ€™d think it being January, and after the holidays, that Iâ€™d start 2016Â up with healthy recipes, but Iâ€™ll tell you this, I live on smoothies for lunch since last year to make sure Iâ€™m getting my veg of the day, so forgive me for not joining the ‘new year diet food wagon.’
If youâ€™re on a diet, go and have this tasty mango salad. For those whoâ€™re still here and want frituras (fried Panamanian Food):
Tortillas are delicious and are the greatest thing to make, on their own, with a pinch of salt, cheese of any kind, or with a guisado, they could be heavenly.
You can either make the tortillas from scratch, orÂ buy a premade package from your favourite brand at any grocery store. Â I haven’t tried making these emparedados (sandwiches) with sauteed tortillas, but I’d think it’s possible, but you won’t get the crispy outside as much. Â Once theyâ€™re fried, inside should become softer and youâ€™ll be able to open and use just as you would use a slice of bread!
These are the toppings IÂ suggestÂ for you to try with your cooked tortillas:
Fried Eggs | Garlicky Kale | Salted Butter | Sriracha
Apple | Peanut Butter | Hoisin
Carne Asada | Cheddar | Spinach | Veganaise
Pork Rib | Tomato | Fried Queso Fresco | Parsley
Place your cooked tortilla on a chopping board and introduce a sharp knife through the middle around the edges, don’t go all the way through, just as close as the middle, and turn the tortilla around with your other hand. Â This will help slice the tortilla evenly and give you two good slices.
The pictures below demonstrate how I went about with these toppings to make the sandwiches:
My favourite is always with fried eggs or fried cheese, but when you add greens and other touches, it makes for a great sandwich. Â Perhaps next time I’ll try a Cubano version!
If you try any other toppings that lovedÂ trying in your Tortilla Sandwiches, share in the comments! Â :)