I live in the United States but inside my home the culture is Guatemalan. And one of my greatest joys is making and eating Guatemalan food such as my childhood favorite: mixtas! What are mixtas?
They are similar to the American hotdog in a hotdog bun. Mixtas at their very basic form are hotdogs in home-made tortillas with guacamole, and onion. But you can put a whole host of goodies on top too!
For this post I decided to share how I make mixtas.
For the tortillas you will need:
Goya Masarica Instant Corn Masa Flour
Goya White (or yellow) Corn Meal Masarepa
For the Guacamole you will need:
three to four ripe Avocados
One pack of Hotdogs
Step 1. Make the tortillas.
To do this you will need a mixing bowl and a wooden spoon or other mixing utensil. The following is for about four to five hungry, hungry people. :)
> Pour in about one and half cups of Masarepa.
> Next pour in about four cups of Masarica.
> Finally add three cups of water.
Now you will have to decide for yourself exactly how much flour and water to use because if you have a large group to feed you might need more. And if you have a smaller group to feed you will need less than what I suggest.
> Continue to stir and add more water or flour as needed until you have a soft, malleable dough to work with.
Now comes the fun part.
> Scoop up enough mixture to create a medium sized ball between your hands.
> Once the ball is formed you then begin to flatten it between your hands in a flip-flop motion.
If you really don't think you can make tortillas this way simply grab some plastic wrap.
> Lay it on a flat surface.
> Lay the ball of dough down on top.
> Fold the remaining plastic wrap over the ball.
> Using the bottom of a cereal or soup bowl, press down until the ball is the desired flatness.
> Next you place the flattened dough onto a heated frying pan.
> Flip the tortilla over only when you begin to see the color become darker. It is even better if you see a few dark spots on the face-down side.
> Once the tortilla is done it is ready to be placed in a basket covered with a towel or set on a plate to serve.
Step 2. The guacamole is fast and easy. Do be careful to wear an apron or clothes you don't mind messing up. Avocados stain permanently.
> Cut the Avocados in half, from the tip where the stem would be to the other end and back around.
> Scoop out all the yummy green, discard the large seed.
> Place the Avocado parts into a bowl.
> Start mashing.
> Add salt and mix.
> Add Lime juice and mix.
Step 3. Everything else is very easy.
> Cook the hotdogs.
You are ready to eat!
> Take a tortilla and smear a generous amount of Guacamole.
> Put some sauerkraut on top.
> Take a hotdog, and if you want you can slice it in half lengthwise, and place it on top.
> Add Mustard.
> Fold the tortilla in half.
> Eat and enjoy!