Molletes (or open Mexican sandwich)

Molletes is an easy breakfast or snack in the afternoon. This delicious open Mexican sandwich is a classic Mexican favorite.

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Molletes (or open Mexican sandwich) are a delicious breakfast idea or perfect as a quick afternoon snack. Mexican food is no easier than that! By Mama Maggie’s Kitchen

Going to a restaurant can be a bit of a challenge for me. I can be picky about Mexican food. Once in Paris, my friends wanted to take me to a new Mexican restaurant. I reluctantly accepted. My thoughts, how bad can Mexican food be in a gastronomic paradise like Paris? In short, it was terrible! The restaurant was owned and operated by Italians, not Mexicans. They didn't even speak Spanish and completely destroyed everything we ordered that I passed on to the waitress. In turn, she sent the chief. He explained that his menu was intended for his French and non-Mexican customers. Then he asked me which authentic Mexican dish I think would appeal to the French. My answer: Molletes, or Mexican Sandwiches with Open Face.

Molletes (or open Mexican sandwich) are a delicious breakfast idea or perfect as a quick afternoon snack. Mexican food is no easier than that! By Mama Maggie’s Kitchen

The calves (pronounced: mo-YEH-tehs) are made with bolillo

(or Mexican bread), fried beans and Manchego cheese

. Then topped with salsa, usually Pico de Gallo. Do you see why I told this French chef to do this? It is really difficult to spoil this dish. So simple, even an Italian chef claiming to know Mexican cuisine could do it.

Molletes (or open Mexican sandwich) are a delicious breakfast idea or perfect as a quick afternoon snack. Mexican food is no easier than that! By Mama Maggie’s Kitchen

Do not cut the cheese. Cut the bread … In half. After coating a thin layer of refried beans on the bolillo, add cheese. It can be difficult to find some of our Mexican cheeses in the United States. I find it funny because I have no problem finding American cheeses in my grocery store in Mexico. Molletes are traditionally made with Manchego cheese. If you can't find it. You can replace with Monterey Jack

, medium white cheddar

or fontina. You want something that will easily melt under the grill.

Pico de Gallo is a spicy and delicious Mexican salsa perfect for tacos or just about any of your favorite Mexican dishes. By Mama Maggie's Kitchen

Finally, garnish the Molletes with Pico de Gallo or your favorite salsa

. I like to add a little salsa juice so that it can be absorbed by the bread. Or add eggs. These open Mexican sandwiches are delicious for breakfast. Or add chorizo ​​for a mid-afternoon snack. Fast and delicious. You can see why it’s a favorite in Mexico… (and maybe now Paris too). Enjoy!

Molletes (or open Mexican sandwich) are a delicious breakfast idea or perfect as a quick afternoon snack. Mexican food is no easier than that! By Mama Maggie’s Kitchen

Molletes (or open Mexican sandwich) are a delicious breakfast idea or perfect as a quick afternoon snack. Mexican food is no easier than that! By Mama Maggie’s Kitchen

Molletes (or open Mexican sandwich)

Molletes is an easy breakfast or snack in the afternoon. This delicious open Mexican sandwich is a classic Mexican favorite.

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Course: breakfast, brunch, snack

Cuisine: Mexican

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Total duration: 10 minutes

Servings: 2

Calories: 224kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 bolillo or bread

  • 4 tablespoons divided refried beans

  • 2 slices of Manchego cheese

  • Pico de Gallo or your favorite salsa

Instructions

  • Cut the bolillo in half
  • Spread 2 tablespoons of fried beans on half of the bolillo.
  • On the other half of the bolillo, coat the 2 tablespoons of the remaining fried beans.
  • Add the Manchego cheese to the fried beans.
  • Set the oven on the grill.
  • Place the prepared boillos open side up on a saucepan.
  • Place the bolillos under the grill for 4 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with pico de gallo.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Proteins: 11g | Fat: 11g | Saturated fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30 mg | Sodium: 498 mg | Potassium: 31 mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 155 IU | Calcium: 337 mg | Iron: 1.2 mg

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