~ Emma & Wanda ~
We enjoyed this breakfast treat (pronounced bah-lay-ah-dahs)
when we were in Roatan and have tried to find the ingredients here to make them authentically….we did bring some beans back with us but have almost used them all so we will be searching for a red refried bean recipe that will have the same wonderful flavors.
Here is an exerpt from an email I sent when I was asked for a Foodo post on Baleadas:
“…….Ok I’ll see if I can get Angela to take me down there this week….great excuse to go get a baleada too….but it is downtown Coxen Hole on a dirt side road….a real hole in the wall….we only found it because we know a local….lucky us!!
And as far as the local sour cream…omg it is to die for….it’s reason enough to move here forever(Huh Sean!?) Not sure it comes in a baggie and tied in a knot…it just says ingredients – crema, sal…
Also the beans here are to die for…they are red and come in a plastic package….name brand Natura’s….even Gannon now eats beans…..Sean’s trying to research where to get them….sounds like they are going to have all the ones they too brought back gone before I get home….I will bring more!!!!
Yes we will have to train ourselves to get our camera out….we are such piggies we eat it all up and then say…shit we should have taken a pic for Foodo…..”
A baleada is Honudura’s version of a breakfast burrito – kind of. Key to remember is different ingredients make different tasting baleadas. Since some of the local ingredients are not readily available in the US (or at least not in the traditional Honduran version) you have to make do with what you have, substitutes noted.
Tortilla – fresh thick flour type
Refried Beans (red)
Mantequilla – mexican crema or US sour cream may be substituted but the Honduran mantequilla sold in a tied off plastic bag has a unique flavor – still researching options/alternatives
Cheese – Hondurans use queso duro or hard cheese it’s a local stinky cheese
4 – eggs beaten with a little milk
Scramble the eggs and melt cheese on top.
Spread warm refried beans on tortilla and then add eggs, Crema, and avocado. spread other ingredients fold in half.
Can also add chicken, pork, sausage, tomato, hot sauce