It may be made with "low-class bread", but a "pambazo" is a very tasty lunch!
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
To me the word "pambazo" sounds like it should be something from a Mexican comic book... the sound made when the hero knocks out the villain with a punch to the jaw. In fact it is a type of Mexican sandwich, and I had one for lunch today.
The sandwich is made with a tough, dry bread. In fact, the word "pambazo" comes from "pan basso" which in the Sephardic language means "low-class bread". A tough, dry bread is necessary for this sandwich to keep its shape since the bread is soaked in a sauce of "guajillo" peppers and then lightly fried. The soaking gives the bread its distinctive orange color. The filling is typically potatoes and chorizo sausage.