Baleadas

Penny De Los Santos

In Honduras, baleadas are thick, wonderful, fresh wheat-flour tortillas folded over refried beans, crema, a sprinkling of funky queso duro, and, if you like, scrambled eggs or shredded chicken, chorizo or grilled beef, pickled vegetables or avocado. Baleadas are sold in markets and restaurants, cooked roadside over open fires, and eaten at all times of day. It's the best type of snack: casual, enjoyable, and endlessly adaptive.