This time I don’t bring you a recipe, but a story. One of the purposes of Why Fake It, Just Make It monthly link up is also to share recipes, tips or anecdotes (if food related) and this post has the last two.
It’s been 5 weeks I’ve been in Mexico, and there are 2 more to go. I’ve been working on several things that in my opinion I shouldn’t, but due to the way this Mexican government is bureaucracy is king. Puteros (%$^#&) I say.
I’ve enjoyed a lot of my old neighbours, which is funny but I rarely used to see when visiting Mexico in previous years. I am happy I changed this and reconnected. I felt young again.
Another thing I enjoyed was papitas – potatoes. When I was a kid, my family had the means to only buy beans, eggs, rice and potatoes. And, like most of our cousins we got bored with the first three. Papitas were versatile. They could be made as “french” fries. Which then they ended with eggs to make them last. Also, they could be prepared “chip” style. Those were my favourite since my mom wouldn’t add egg and I could really enjoy the potato at its best. But there was another type, the most common actually, that my mom used to make more often and they were the “hash” type.
Tip: These papitas are not that difficult to make and they go along way – side dish, breakfast (add an egg) or a snack mid afternoon (add some sour cream, melted cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, chopped tomato or salsa).
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