Mollete: Mexican Open-Faced Sandwich

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. 

Mollete: Mexican Open-Faced Sandwich

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

5 minutes

Serves

1 people

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  • 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.

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