Baleadas

Dear readers,

This morning my mother sent me a famous Honduran recipe that was in the Guardian today. I have talked about them before. I think I even wrote a poem about them. They are similar to burritos (don’t tell Hondurans that) but they are fuller with ingredients and tastier (don’t tell Mexicans that). If you open up a baleada stand in Broad Street, you would be minted and making drunk revellers very content. They’re also a good hangover cure. I think it was published in the Guardian for a football world special with ingredients from around the world. And while Hondurans know they probably won’t win the football world cup, they filmly believe that their baleada recipe should land them with a world champion prize of some sort.

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If you come to Honduras, I recommend you go to La Ceiba to try them. They put a special ingredient up there but I just don’t know what it is. In Tegucugalpa, the best I’ve had are in Dolores market or on the street (hecho con cariño – made with care), a close second is Baleadas de Kennedy, which began as a small cafe/restaurant in the Kennedy area of Tegucigalpa. You should stay away from Baleadas Express and Coco Baleadas. Commercialised baleadas just don’t work in my humble opinion. Anyway, here’s a baleada from Baleadas de Kennedy that I’ve just scoffed.

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Try this at home. I promise that you’ll enjoy it.

About Nicholas Rogers

I am an English journalist/copywriter living in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and I have been here since 2011. I originally came to work with Casa Alianza, which supports street kids and vulnerable youths. I then stayed on, after meeting Pamela Cruz Lozano, who calls me her adopted Catracho. I work freelance journalism and I have my own translation business. Why did I come here? For the challenge, to open my mind and get out of my comfort zone. I love literature and I've written a book with street kids. I write novels, short stories and poetry, all of which you will find on this blog, as well as a lot of information about Honduras. View all posts by Nicholas Rogers

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