Gather Your Friends and Try a Two-Foot-Long Machete Quesadilla at These Four Austin Trailers

Gather Your Friends and Try a Two-Foot-Long Machete Quesadilla at These Four Austin Trailers

doña-leova-MacheteAlthough Texans might know Machete, the character made famous by actor Danny Trejo under the direction of Robert Rodriguez, few are likely to be familiar with the Mexican dish of the same name. An edible machete is a thin corn-tortilla quesadilla that is astonishingly long—anywhere from eighteen inches to two feet. It resembles the narrow blade used by field workers. Because of its unusual size and shape, the corn tortilla exterior must be handmade, often with a custom-made tortilla press. As with traditional quesadillas, huitlacoche and flor de calabaza (squash blossoms) are typical fillings; since they’re so long, machetes sometimes come stuffed with a variety of fillings, each in a different section of the tortilla.  Machetes are a street food, usually served at taco trucks…View Original Post

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