'Albuquerque' on Serious Eats

Hot Dog Of The Week: Dog House Drive-In

The Dog House is a tiny shack on Route 66 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, that's been serving up burgers, chili cheese tater tots, hot coffee and their signature foot-long hot dogs to truckers, locals and tourists alike for at least 60 years. The food is fast and cheap, and you know you're in New Mexico when the chili comes with a choice of "green or red." More

New Mexico Sopaipilla Roundup

Sopaipillas are fried pockets of dough, a specialty in New Mexico that's rarely seen in restaurants outside of the state. The dough, leavened and enriched with shortening or lard, is rolled out and cut into squares or rounded shapes. Deep-fried, the dough pieces puff up dramatically, crisping on the surface while remaining soft and tender inside. The perfect sopaipilla? The outermost layer, fried in the oil, should be paper-thin and crisp on the corners. When properly fried, the interior will separate into two layers: the chewy yet soft layer of dough directly underneath the browned shell, followed by the innermost layer—soft, a little stretchy, and just cooked through. While each New Mexico restaurant has their own rendition, all tables... More

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