I’ve been thinking about my mom lately, because I’m working on a new cookbook and she is featured prominently in it.
You all know by now that she loved to entertain and she kept a diary of all of her dinner parties. One of the dishes she made the most is called Torta de Tortilla. It’s a perfect entertaining dish!
It’s a casserole that is so simple to construct, and is a mash up of her Texas and Mexican traditions. She was born in El Paso, Texas, which is right near the Mexican border.
She spoke fluent Spanish, and our family loved it when she made Mexican food. You could add rotisserie chicken or ground beef into it if you wanted; but I like it just the way it is.