Mexican Lonches or Tortas?

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guacshorts
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Mexican Lonches or Tortas? - Wed, 03/14/07 4:44 PM
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Anyone have delicious experiences with Lonches or Tortas while on the road?

The best that I have tried are from "El Gemma" in Guadalajara and Mexico City, MX.

The sandwich is "drowned" in a bowl of red, spicy pureed sauce with a taste of chipotle, and hints of clove and oregano... (THIS IS THE SECRET TO THE GREAT LONCHE!!! IMHO O_o )

Ingredients:

- Fresh mexican bread, grilled.

- Fresh made mayonnaise (mayonesa)

- Choice of protein: pork loin/leg(pierna), chicken, ham, carnitas or Panela (mexican firm white cheese), etc, etc... (the best IMHO are the pierna (pork leg) and Panela cheese sandwiches)

- Tomato, onion, jalapeño en escabeche, sometimes fresh avocado.

- Finally, the pureed salsa drenches the whole sandwich in a deep dish.

You have to eat this baby/bebito with a knife and fork.

and BINGO, you are set to go!

Of course there are other styles throughout Mexico, but I miss that El Gemma lonche...!



if anyone wants the salsa recipe, then let me know. Once you try this combo you can't ever go back!

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RE: Mexican Lonches or Tortas? - Wed, 03/14/07 5:34 PM
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Enanotaco,I would love it if you would post the recipe ! Thanks...

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RE: Mexican Lonches or Tortas? - Wed, 03/14/07 5:41 PM
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Originally posted by iqdiva

Enanotaco,I would love it if you would post the recipe ! Thanks...


will do as soon as i get back from my last class forever: Biology of Cancer! woohoo... I graduate next week!


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RE: Mexican Lonches or Tortas? - Wed, 03/14/07 5:44 PM
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Thank you ! Congratulations and much good luck to you !