Jalisco-Style Hot Roast Pork Sandwiches

Tortas Ahogadas

Preparation info
  • 8 to 10

    servings as a luncheon dish—but they’re so good they might not go that far
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Food from My Heart: Cuisines of Mexico Remembered and Reimagined

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1992

  • About

Tortas are not only “cakes” or things in the shape of round cakes, but sandwiches. These wonderful open-faced sandwiches are traditional in Jalisco state. I have not seen them elsewhere. I became addicted to them after I persuaded my parents to transfer me from the perfect-housewife “finishing school” to the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente in Guadalajara. The school cafeteria had a great cook who used to make this garlicky, spicy version of tortas ahoga