Saturday, May 19, 2007


Moyetes are basically Mexican bruschetta or open-faced sandwiches. They are commonly served for breakfast. Typically they are made using a French-style bread, cut in half, and spread with refried beans and topped with cheese. Then they are toasted in the oven until the bread is crispy and the cheese has melted.

Although they are not a dish that comes from the Yucatan, we have been served them for breakfast there in recent years. In Yucatan we enjoyed them on Yucatecan French bread (pan frances) with refried black beans, salsa de jitomate, and sliced cheese. It's a delicious combination, but the options are limited only to your imagination. They are also great as snacks or served at informal parties, as they are so quick to prepare and easy to eat with your fingers. They can be made appetizer-sized too. Pictured above, we used millet bread rather than French bread, as millet bread is wonderful toasted.

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