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Lockdown meal 1: pork tostadas

2020-03-15 20:08:00+01:00 by Weldon Goree in Home Cooking

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Paris without restaurants

So it's the first day of semi-lockdown in Paris and A. made dinner for us. She cooked pork shoulder in the Instant Pot, fried some corn tortillas, and made tostadas.

The tostadas

Latin American food isn't easy to come by in Paris. We found the tortillas in a small Guatemalan grocery store down by Porte de Versailles. Flour tortillas are easy to find in most grocery stores but the corn ones just aren't a thing here.

It's interesting how the names for food change as languages spread. A tortilla in Mexico is a corn flatbread, and in Spain it's a thick omelette with potatoes. A tostada in Mexico is a deep-fried tortilla with some kind of topping, and in Spain it's toasted leavened bread with oil and probably ham.

They were great, as is everything A. makes. I put refritos on the tortilla, then sour cream, then the pork, then guac, then salsa, then cheese. It seems to be the best way to keep it together.

This is still early in the closure so we aren't yet sick of cooking; watch this blog if you want to see more of what we make.

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