A Mollete is a traditional sandwich of Mexico that is typically served open-faced. It’s a comforting dish that can be compared to the American grilled cheese.
Made with common fridge-held items such as butter, refried beans, and a few types of gooey, melty cheeses, this sandwich is perfect when paired with a cold Mexican-style cocktail on Cinco de Mayo.
This recipe is courtesy of La Palomilla Bed and Breakfast in Mexico City. Image courtesy of Orquidea Macedo.
- 1 Baguette style bread
- As desired to coat slices of bread Butter
- 1 spoonful, enough to coat bread slices Refried beans
- Small crumbles, as desired Goat cheese
- 1 thin slice Manchego cheese
- 1 thin slice White cheese
- 1 Cut bread in half and spread a thin layer of butter.
- 2 Add a spoonful of refried beans and spread.
- 3 Add small pieces of goat cheese above the beans and add a couple of thin slices of the two other cheeses.
- 4 Place molletes in oven to grill cheese until cheese is bubbling. Serve with pico de gallo on top; molletes should be crunchy.