Originally Posted by Jesus
Really nice trip, I have to say again.
Charolas = Trays. For frying quesadillas and tacos, the name could be "Comal"
Not my pics, but to get an idea of comal and ....
Maybe you got the name stuck from the little dry fish: Charales,
the charales can be eaten in soup, in tacos or alone, fried as a snack (like chips) with limon and some salsa.
Jesus ~ this truly was a wonderful
If the flat pans for cooking quesadillas and tacos are called comals ~ what is the name of the metal tray that has the indentation in the middle? The ones that are used by the taco vendors for cooking the meat in before they chop it all up on the wooden cutting board ~ which looked like a section of tree to me. Are these trays also called comals ~ or are they known by some other name?
We did try the Charales somewhere...I don't remember where at this point, as it seemed that we were on a non-stop eating our way through Michoacan and Guerrero trip!
SO MANY wonderful new things to try that aren't normally found at most "Mexican" restaurants up and over this way. The charales we had were dried and were seasoned with limon y sal. They were pretty tasty!
Speaking of snacks ~ Mike and I kept wanting to try the potato chips ~ "Papas Fritas" (?) that came with a little packet of hot sauce to dump over them in the see through plastic bag. This snack was REALLY popular. We saw lots of people eating them. Again ~ something for NEXT TIME!