Ham and Cheese Torta Sandwiches
HAM AND CHEESE TORTA SANDWICHES
Tortas de jamón y queso
Mexican bolillo or telera rolls, or small baguettes
ripe avocado, scooped and sliced
Mexican queso fresco, Oaxaca or Mozzarella
4 to 6 slices
turkey, ham or cooked chicken
tomato, sliced and seeded
of thin slices of onion, optional
Pickled jalapeño peppers to taste, optional
Salt to taste, optional
Mexican-style cream, optional
Slice the rolls in half lengthwise. If they're not fresh, toast them slightly for a few minutes. On one side, spread a tablespoon of refried beans; on the other, mash 1/4 of an avocado with a fork.
Top the bottom half of the bread with a few slices of cheese, 2 or 3 slices of turkey or cold cuts of your choice, it may also be shredded chicken or meat, and a couple of slices of tomato.
Drizzle a tablespoon of Mexican-style cream and crown your package with as many pickled jalapeños as you wish. Sprinkle a bit of salt on top.
Place the top half of the roll on the sandwich and slice the torta horizontally. Eat it or wrap it up so that it can travel along with you.