Sometimes I get an intense craving for Mexican food. But I always have an intense craving for sandwiches. So how is a girl to find balance? Behold, the torta.
This Mexican sandwich — perfect for today's Cinco de Mayo celebration — is like a burrito meets sub sandwich, or a South of the Border version of the Cuban sandwich.
I devoured this chicken torta at a humble joint called Super Tortas in Los Angeles. Like most tortas, it was served on a soft, toasted white roll called a telera or bolillo, and the juicy, peppery shredded chicken was dressed simply with guacamole, lettuce, and onions. Some places also add tomato or chopped peppers. To me, the bread — brown on top and fluffy in the middle — is what takes it over the top. Now I just need to find a fabulous torta place in San Francisco. Anyone know of one?