Molletes Revisited

Last year I wrote a post about one of my favorite Mexican comfort foods: molletes. As a young student in Mexico City I didn’t have a lot of money to spend in fancy restaurant food (what student does?) so when our group of friends wanted to eat in restaurant we would go to Sanborns, a very popular restaurant chain that has been around for more than 100 years in Mexico. The place is really not expensive and their food is good. Our choice was always molletes for being inexpensive, very filling and, of course, delicious.


Since I haven’t been in the mood to cook very complicated foods lately I decided to make molletes for lunch the other day. A mollete is an open face bolillo with spread refried beans and cheese. They are baked for 10 minutes to melt the cheese and make the bread crispy. They are served with green or red salsa or pico de gallo. You can get fancy with them and add ham, shredded chicken, chorizo or even an egg for breakfast. They are the perfect food for these lazy summer days when you really don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. And if you don’t want to turn your oven on for 10 minutes you can grill them and have a Mexican panini.


I know I haven’t been posting a lot lately or visiting my friends’ blogs as often as I should, but I have been busy with a new project of mine. Like I’ve mentioned many times before I love food and photography, so I am looking into becoming a food photographer. I still have a lot to learn and a long way to go, but this is something that I really enjoy and can see myself still doing it  in 10, 20 or 30 years in the future. Right now I have been experimenting a lot in my improvised home studio and getting ready to start looking for clients. Any ideas, suggestions, criticism and recommendations are welcome :) Maybe this will help me with our planned move to Chicago…

Molletes setup

¡Buen provecho!


  • Hola Ben,

    Mucho tiempo hace que pase por aqui, todo esta muy cambiado, muy bello y padrisimo!
    Te felicito, eres todo un artista, Tus molletes estan de lujo.


  • Se me olvido comentar, que tienes talento, y la vas a hacer en grande en CHicago o donde quiera que vayas.
    Tus fotos son bellas!

  • mmm amo lo0s molletes es mi komida favorita sorry por mii mala letra ya ben que aora azii eskriben los jovenez de hoy heh
    pero soy mexicana y amo los molletes felicidades<3

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