Fried Pork anyone??
Carnitas (pork) meat on the bottom, and fried tacos on top.
When we arrived here in Mexico, we realized that every part of Mexico has different things that are unique for their regions. For instance, here in the state of Jalisco, what you are served at a wedding reception or party is often times called Birria (which is a stew made from goat meat which is quite delicious by the way). In Aguascalientes, you are served some type of mole which is a sauce made from chocolate served over some type of meat like chicken. One of the other differences is how they serve carnitas (Fried pork). If you have ever been to a Chipotle restaurant and had their carnitas meat, it is very good. Here in Autlan though, carnitas is served at breakfast. You can't find it at lunch time anywhere. There are maybe one or two restaurants that sell carnitas. Mostly what you find is what Jessie is doing here. In front of the tienda(small corner store) they will have a glass case full of the fried pork often still with hair connected to it as it is cooked with its skin. We will have them in tacos or in our eggs for breakfast. Very good meat if you like pork. Another regional food is the torta hojogado. It is a sandwich served with some type of meat and serve completely drenched in a tomato based soap. Just one of the few things that we enjoy from time to time. (The carnitas is pretty fatting so we don't eat it very often.)
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