My wife has
demanded politely suggested I create something like this, but I valiantly resisted for four months. Though the beloved oversized Mexican dish (or is it Californian?) shares certain similarities with the kati roll, it's not exactly the same thing. And if I couldn't track down the authentic paratha used in the original, I thought, then it wasn't worth making. Then I got over it.
'burritos' on Serious Eats
My wife has
This is deep-fried pork belly on top of a pile of puréed beans enriched with flecks of melted cheese, which can be rolled up into a tortilla so that, depending on when you eat the pork belly, it is either chewy and saturated with bean-y flavor, or still crispy and dry.
I'm not the biggest burrito fan. There, I said it. Oversized and out of balance, they're sort of the antithesis of what I usually love. But for some reason I still have a strange affection for the breakfast burrito, probably due to their hangover cure powers. So, what separates a burrito from a breakfast burrito?
What compels a man or woman to eat a chimichanga? It utterly baffles me. It's a deep-fried burrito swamped in sauce and covered with cheese. In theory this is probably one of my least favorite dishes of all time. So why am I sharing a recipe for this sucker with you today? Because once I started thinking about the chimichanga, I realized I'd never actually made one myself. Who knows, maybe if I took my time and gave this bruiser a little tender love and care he'd show me his charms.
Note: On Mondays, Kristen Swensson of Cheap, Healthy, Good swings by these parts to share healthy and delicious recipes with us. Last week, Serious Eats' own Jen Maiser mentioned the Mexican dish calabacitas in her Cooking with a Friend column....
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