Monday, September 10, 2012

Huaraches are Delicious

Okay, maybe a little clarification is in order. As previously discussed, the word "huarache" means sandal in Spanish and can refer to this:
...or this:

Well, it turns out the it can also refer to this:
...a delicious Mexican dish consisting of a thick, oblong piece of grilled or fried masa with any of a variety of toppings, such as salsa, cilantro, peppers, meat, beans, or potato. According to the standard repository for all knowledge and wisdom, the huarache was invented in Mexico City in the 1930s and received its name because it's sort of shaped like a sandal.

I'd heard of the dish before so I couldn't resist when I saw these at a Mexican supermarket in Tucson:

After finishing my first ultra in huaraches (race report coming soon), now seemed like the perfect time to have huaraches for dinner. We lightly fried them in an iron skillet with a little oil and topped them with refried beans, cherry tomatoes, onions, garlic, and cilantro. With some pickled jalapenos, radishes, and Cholula, they made a delicious meal. This will be a new dinner staple at our place.


  1. Whilst reading @born to Run' the food caught my imagination as well as the terrain and running. It is so different to the typical fare we serve up in Northwest England. Looks delicious.

    1. Same here. I couldn't wait to try iskiate, pinole, posole, etc. (BTW, they're all delicious).