Last Saturday, we went to a birthday party for my suegro.
Jorge’s grandmother had traveled from Yucatan to celebrate, and a visit from Abuela Elsy wouldn’t be complete without some fabulous Yucatan cuisine.
First we had San Simon. This dish is basically turkey with broth, covered in lots of toppings. The toppings can vary depending on the recipe, but our San Simon was covered in fried plantains, onion and homemade french fries.
It sounds like the most random combination of ingredients ever… but it was DELICIOUS.
For dessert, I got to try Caballero Pobre (“Poor Gentleman”) for the first time. I feel like this dish is basically the “french toast” of the Yucatan. It’s a baguette soaked in egg, fried in a bit of oil, then covered in a syrupy-cinnamony sauce.
Jorge’s been going over to his parent’s house every day this week to get some more of Abuela Elsy’s food.
What dishes are popular in your area?