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Yesterday, we highlighted a popular drink here in the state of Jalisco. So today it only seems fair for #FoodieFriday to chow down on what is arguably the most iconic food item to this Mexican state: tortas ahogadas!
It is this unassuming sandwich that’s been making my mouth water while being away. So, it’s great to be back indulging in this regional specialty that translates to a “drowned sandwich.”
Legend has it that a hungry laborer came home from work one night and only had a few odd ingredients to make dinner with. So he found a birote bread roll (crusty on the outside, soft on the inside), stuffed it with carnitas (pork), and then drowned the makeshift sandwich with a tangy & spicy tomato-based sauce his wife had made.
This torta ahogada has been satiating hunger ever since, as this drowned sandwich is now widely popular throughout Jalisco, and particularly in Guadalajara.
But how do you even attempt to eat this super messy torta?
Many people just grab the saucy sandwich with their bare hands. We usually make a valiant effort at using a spoon, but eventually just dive right into it. Whatever way you figure out to eat a torta ahogada, it’s always muy rico! 😋 And all thanks to a hungry worker and the leftovers he found in the cupboard. 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
Interesting - just how spicy is it?
Welcome back to Mexico! We've been back 2 weeks now and haven't had tortas ahogadas yet. I think that has to change soon!