If you have ever eaten a tostada, you know that it can be a challenge.
You have a toasted tortilla, piled high with beans, meat, lettuce, tomato, crema, salsa, and cheese, possibly with a slice or two of avocado on top and you have to figure out how to bite into it without it cracking and crumbling into a heap. (Chips are so much easier.)
We had tostadas for lunch the other day. I was up for the challenge. I had neatly polished off one and started on my second when a couple of bites in, it suddenly cracked and fell out of my hand landing upside down on the placemat.
Alejandro, my hostess’ grandson, said, “No mas experiencia con tostadas?”
I heard that. Not only that, but I understood that.
Now what kind of thing is that to say?!!!!
We all had a good laugh, when he realized that I understood him.
Psst…the secret is to let the tostada sit a little while so the toppings have a chance to soften the tortilla a little before you try to bite into them.