Tortas are very easy to make and perfect for summer. I used to make and sell them in our family grocery store (Soza’s Grocery). Everyday I would make at least a dozen and they would sell out by noon. I made them with fresh asadero cheese which I bought at a local dairy. Freshly made cheese is the best and what I think makes these tortas so good. But you can make them using your favorite slice of cheese and it will be just as tasty.
4bolillos (oval Mexican sandwich rolls) or other sandwich rolls
4 to 8 thin slicesdeli ham
1 large avocado, pitted, peeled, and sliced
4jalapeños peppers (optional)
Slice the bolillos in half lengthwise, not cutting all the way through. Open the rolls and spread about 1tablespoon of mayonnaise on the inside of each.
On each roll, place 1 to 2slices of ham, 1slice of cheese, some avocado and tomato slices, and lettuce. Serve with a fresh jalapeño.