Gorditas de huitlacoche y quelites: once again these are made out of corn flour; it is a tick tortilla with a topping. In this case we had some with huitlacoche which is a mushroom that grows on the corn, it is basically a parasite. Sounds nasty but it is AWESOME!!!
Quelites are wild and eatable plants.
$7 pesos per gordita.
Café de olla: this is made in a pot or “olla” and some cinnamon and sugar are added…
$4 pesos a cup.
-Gordita de huitlacoche-
-Gordita de quelites-
-Café de olla-
In Pachuca Hidalgo we were invited to enjoy the following meal!!!
Barbacoa de borrego: barbequed lamb.
This is quite a process. Starts with excavating a hole in the ground about 1.5 metres deep, adding a layer of stones and a layer of maguey (Mexican cactus), then a big pot goes in to collect the juice of the lamb that later on will be eaten as a soup or “consomé”. A rack is placed to support the lamb which is wrapped in maguey leaves and previously seasoned. Another layer of maguey and then a layer of dirt will go on the very top, the cooking begins with fire and after 12 hours this dish is taken out of the hole to be served.
Along with this we had a “tlacoyo” which is a tick oval long tortilla filled with different mixes, we had “alberjón” which is a type of grain that was previously cooked and seasoned.
-Selling the delicious lamb on Sunday morning-
-Police officers also enjoying lamb-