Serves 12
45 Minutes
Diana Kennedy (Conabio)


300 grams masa for tortillas
12 slices hard-boiled egg
¾ cup drained Yucatán beans, mashed to a paste
Lard or vegetable oil for frying
1½ cups pulled cochinita pibil or chicken in escabeche oriental, pulled
1½ cups pickled onions for panuchos
Divide the masa in 12 pieces and make a 3.5 cm diameter ball from each one, keeping the other pieces covered with a damp towel as you work. Make tortillas about 10 cm in diameter.
While cooking the tortillas on a griddle try to make the top part inflate. Many times this happens naturally, but it will not happen if you let the masa get too dry before turning the tortilla the first time; the temperature of the griddle is also a facto
Insert a slice of egg in the opening and hold it open so you can spread some bean paste inside. Press on the tortilla surface to flatten the egg and bean paste. Set aside, covered with a damp cloth.
Heat the lard in a frying pan. Fry the panuchos on both sides until the edge is crunchy but not hard.
Drain well and top with the meat and onion rings. Serve immediately.