Wednesday, June 3, 2009

SALSA DE MANI - PEANUT SAUCE

Apart from being a total and hopeless peanut addict (or should I say freak?!), I am very fond of South American food and of anything exotic that'll spice up my daily life. That's why I decided to broaden my horizon to the amazing joys of latino cooking and test a new recipe which I had been drooling over since a few months...

I'm a big fan of Brazil's tantilizing cuisine and Mexico's mouthwatering cuisine, but I have never ventured into the realm of Ecuadorian cusine before, although, many times, I have been tempted to do so while surfing on Laylita's (USA) wonderful foodblog (see link).

While trying to find
a different way of serving chicken legs and a dish that would contain achiote/annatto, I stumbled upon a recipe for "Salsa De Mani" (from Ecuador, but also Peru), a hearty peanut sauce that is quite versatile and can be served in various manners.

"Salsa de Mani" is easy to make and really delicious. The pungently fresh flavor of coriander, the roundness of peanut butter, the shrapness of onions as well as the warm spiciness of cumin blend perfectly well with the slightly bitter, earthy, musky and flowery taste of ground achiote/annatto seeds which also contributes to the sauce's flashy color.

"Salsa De Mani" is far from being bland and boring!
It is a mellow and gorgeous vegetarian sauce that will delight you tastebuds without shocking them!

~ Salsa De Mani ~
Recipe Laylita at "
Laylita's Blog" (USA) and adpated by Rosa @ Rosa's Yummy Yums 2009.

Ingredients:

3/4 Cup (214g) Peanut butter (unsweetened)
1/2 Cup White onion, finely diced
1 1/2 Tsps Ground cumin
1/2 Tsp Garlic powder (optional)
1 tsp Ground achiote (annatto)
1 Cup (240g/ml) Milk
2 Tbs Peanut oil, vegetable oil or butter
1 Hard-boiled egg, finely chopped
2 Tbs Cilantro, finely chopped
4 Tbs White onion, finely minced or sliced
Salt, to taste

Method:
1. Mix the peanut butter with 1/2 cup of milk to help dissolve the peanut butter.
2. Heat the butter or oil to prepare a refrito, add the onion (1/2 cup), achiote (annatto), cumin, garlic powder and salt. Cook until the onions are soft.
3. Add the peanut butter and peanut butter/milk mixture, as well the remaining 1/2 cup of milk.
4. Stir well and let simmer for about 10 minutes, over low heat.

5. Add the chopped hard-boiled egg, cilantro, and onions. Salt to taste.
6. Serve warm.


Remarks:
This sauce is traditionally made with fresh roasted peanuts instead of store-bought peanut butter, but this is a quick and easy way to prepare "Salse De Mani". However, if you wish to make your own peanut butter, then use salted roasted peanuts that you'll blend into a smooth paste.

Serving suggestion:
This delicious peanut sauce is best served together with Ecuadorian llapingachos (potato cakes/patties), fried or boiled potatoes, boiled yucca, hard-boiled eggs, pasta (spaghetti, noodles, penne, etc...), vegetables of all kinds as well as with meats (pork, chicken, turkey, ostrich and beef).

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~ Sauce Au Cacahuètes ~
Recette par Laylita de "Laylita's Blog" (USA) et adaptée par Rosa @ Rosa's Yummy Yums 2009.

Ingrédients:
3/4 de Tasse (214g) Beurre d'arachide (non-sucré)
1/2 de Tasse d'Oignons blancs, finement hachés
1 1/2 CC de Cumin en poudre
1/2 CC d'Ail en poudre (en option)
1 CC de Roucou (annatto) moulu
1 Tasse (240g/ml) de Lait
2 CS d'Huile d'arachide, végétale ou de beurre
1 Oeuf cuit dur, finement haché
2 CS de Coriandre fraîche, finament hachée
4 CS d'oignons blancs, finement hachés ou coupés
Sel, à volonté

Méthode:
1. Bien incorporer 1/2 tasse de lait à la pâte d'arachide afin de détendre cette dernière.
2. Chauffer l'huile ou le beurre et ajouter l'onion (1/2 tasse), le roucou (annatto), le cumin, l'ail en poudre et le sel, puis cuire jusqu'à ce que les oignons soient translucides.
3. Ajouter le mélange
lait/pâte d'arachide ainsi que le reste du lait.
4. Bien mélanger et laisser mijoter 10 minutes, à feu doux.
5. Ajouter l'oeuf cuit dur haché, la coriandre et les 4CS d'oignons hachés.
6. Servir chaud.

Remarques:
Traditionnellement, cette sauce est faite avec des cacahuètes grillés et non avec du beurre d'arachide. Cette version est rapide est facile, mais si vous le désirez, vous pouvez faire vore propre purrée avec des cacahuètes grillées (salées) que vous passerez au mixer afin d'obtenir une pâte onctueuse.

Idées de présentation:
Cette délicieuse sauce peut être servie avec des llapingachos écuadoriens (galettes de pommes de terre), des pommes de terres rôties ou cuites à l'eau, avec du manioc cuit à l'eau, des oeufs cuits durs, des pâtes (spaghetti, nouilles, penne, etc...), ainsi qu'avec toutes sortes de légumes et/ou avec de la viande (porc, poulet, dinde, autruche et boeuf).

98 comments:

  1. Rosa,What lovely clicks!I'm sure it would have tasted great!How can it be otherwise when there is peanut butter in there! :)

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  2. MMMMM...I love your peanut sauce: looks interesting & so appetizing:
    excellent pictures again, Rosa!

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  3. Avec son huile je me régale à faire du court bouillon créole et du beurre rouge, des antilles aussi.
    Ta sauce va de suite faire parte des recettes à tester avec cetet épices si particulière.

    http://passionculinaire.canalblog.com/archives/2007/02/24/4112008.html

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  4. Fantastic! I love all of these ingredients and this sauce will be fabulous with chicken for dinner. I just copied it down.

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  5. Ciao Rosa ! This sauce is wonderful !!And your pictures too !!

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  6. Fabulous peanut sauce..looks mouth watering and what a gorgeous color!!

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  7. cant believe am reading your food blog while still on bed... that annato is very common in our (Philippine ) cuisine too.. easy to do will try this one to add some excitement to some grilled meat.

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  8. Que de jolies couleurs dans ta cuisine ! Une vraie palette d'artiste, ça donne envie de picorer dans tes plats...

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  9. How delightful Rosa! I can already see many uses for this wonderful, piquant sauce. Thank you for sharing!

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  10. Je vais montrer ta jolie recette à mon mari qui est fan de ce genre de sauce :o)

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  11. Tu peux être sure de voir ata sauce sur ma table prochainement , je ne savais plus quoi faire de mon stock de ROucou...
    photo superbe!
    Garance

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  12. hummm bien tentante cette petite sauce, je ne sais pas du tout ou trouver les graines de roucou, mais je vais essayer !!!!

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  13. Je ne connaissais pas du tout cette sauce, elle est très tentante avec toutes les bonnes choses qui la composent. bises

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  14. ta sauce est superbe

    je note

    bonne journée

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  15. ..coucou Rosa!!..

    ..en plus de me faire voyager,tu me fais découvrir de bien belles choses;)

    ..merci et bonne journée à toi;)

    ~nancy xx

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  16. Quelle belle sauce, j'adore:)

    Bon mercredi Charmante Rosa!! xxx

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  17. rose this sauce sound delish.. m definitely gonna try this with chicken for dinner.. my husbad sure gonna love this.. thanx rose for sharing

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  18. Rosa, lovely pictures and recipe. I am definitely a sweet person but this definitely appealed. I am hoping to go to South America this year so will have to look out for this!

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  19. Hi Rosa,

    I just love peanut butter, plus I'm always on the lookout for new meat-free sauces. It's a nice way to bring some sunshine and colour into the kitchen, even when it's raining.

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  20. I'm really more mesmerized by the colours in the picture than the sauce itself, although it looks pretty appetising! ...woahhhh... the looks of those pcitures!!! Incredible, Rosa!

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  21. Huuummm...Quelle jolie recette ! Avec du poulet ça doit être fameux. Je note, merci Rosa.

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  22. Really interesting and what a beautiful colour!

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  23. The sauce looks delicious! And, I love learning more about South American food.

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  24. C'est original comme façon de manger les galettes de pommes de terre!! Je vais l'essayer ta recette Rosa; crois-tu que je pourrais remplacer le rocou par du curcuma?

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  25. An off the beat sauce (peanuts) but the colours and ingredients sound delish.

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  26. CUISINE LA BINE: Merci! Tu peux, mais le goût ne seras pas le même...

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  27. ça a l'air absolument délicieux Rosa! Je prends note :)

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  28. I love the sound of this peanut sauce, it should go well with lots of dishes. Delicious!

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  29. Never had this before, sounds really delicious Rosa!

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  30. Wow, it sounds delicious! A little similar to the thai satay sauce, but from a completely different culture - how interesting!

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  31. Lovely photos..color itself tempting . will give a try one day.

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  32. You have such a hunger for cuisines of the world Rosa. I admire your creativity.

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  33. I love spicy peanut sauce and this look so yummy!

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  34. This spice is new to me but from what I read it has an interesting taste and then anything with peanuts in it would definitely taste great.

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  35. I love this hearty sauce. Great photos too!

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  36. Looks awesome, Rosa! Very different from the Asian peanut sauces I'm used to. Thanks for the idea!

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  37. voilà une petite sauce originale...

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  38. tu livres à domicile? Dis moi, un petit pique nique cette année entre blogueurs suisse, ca te tente ???? On pourrait refaire quelque chose une fois non, c'était sympa! biz

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  39. wahouuuu ! C'est vraiment fANTASTIQUE !

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  40. ein ganz eigen- und einzigartiges Rezept. Von annatto habe ich vorher noch nie gehört.

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  41. Je ne connaissais pas le roucou, il me tarde de le découvrir ! ta petite sauce sera l'occasion de tester cela Hi hi bisous, bonne soirée

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  42. Looks fabulous Rosa I would love a taste of this - fantastic pictures.

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  43. Rosa,
    I grew up in Brazil and was not exposed to such a salsa...sounds so yummie with all the ingredients in it. And the pictures are just amazing. I really have to try this.

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  44. I make thai peanut sauce regularly, but have never heard of this one before. Can't wait to try it!

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  45. Hard boiled egg - very interesting! THanks for sharing this recipe. I'm inspired.

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  46. I'm also a sucker for anything peanut-buttery! This sauce is great, thanks for presenting it to us! I actually made up a very similar sauce this week, but using some tamarind as well. I had no idea something like existed already. But how foolish of me: 6 billion people on the planet, millennia of culinary history, there's bound to be creative overlap! Now I know what to name my sauce!
    Thanks Rosa!

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  47. Magnifiques les photos, les couleurs sont superbes

    bisous

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  48. j'aile beaucoup ce style de sauce bien que ce ne soit pas très diététique maiscomme accompagnement ça change des sauces et dips traditionel.
    mais c'est quoi exactement le roucou .. bon je vais aller googleler ce truc pour en savoir +

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  49. I have to eat peanut butter every day. I have to sauce that your sauce is so nice. Vibrant color.

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  50. Peanut butter makes me happy too!

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  51. Hi,
    Tes Photos sont à tomber !
    A Bientôt :-)

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  52. Je me delecte de lire tes recettes. Petite question: est-ce que je peux omettre les oeufs durs. Mon mari est vegetarien et je me demandais si la consistence de la sauce derait trop fluide. Et qu'est-ce que le roucou?? Merci encore pour toutes les petites info

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  53. Merci de ta réponse Rosa; alors à moi le défi de trouver ce fameux rocou! :-))

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  54. Oooooh that looks so delicious.

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  55. I'm a big fan of all South American cuisines as well, especially Peruvian. This sauce looks marvelous! I can almost taste it through the screen! :)

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  56. Magnifique, tu peux être certaine que ta sauce se retrouvera sur ma table bientôt!

    Comme toujours tes photos sont magnifiques!

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  57. amazing photos as always, could imagine the taste from here

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  58. J'adore cette sauce. Idéal bour les BBQ. Il ne me reste plus qu'à trouver le rocou.
    Bises

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  59. Cette sauce a l'air vraiment très parfumé!!

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  60. JACKIE: Merci! Oui, tu peux omettre l'oeuf car ça ne changera rien à la consistence... Voici un lien où tu pourras en apprendre plus sur la "roucou": http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onoto

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  61. What a yummy sauce, Rosa. Btw, I'm a peanut freak too ;-)

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  62. oh yum. this would be fabulous with chicken legs. or chicken kebabs on the grill. or beef or pork or anything really ....yum!

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  63. je ne connais pas mais vu tes photos je gouterai bien pour confirmer que c'est délicieux!

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  64. une belle découverte que cette sauce !
    bises

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  65. La couleur est fantastique et donne envie d'y tremper le bout du doigt et de se le lécher.
    Oui, je sais bien que ça ne se fait pas, mais...

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  66. Yum Yum, c'est une super idée cette sauce épicée aux Peanuts, très gourmande et colorée. J'aime beaucoup aussi la photo, ta sauce est onctueuse à souhait :-)

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  67. rose i rili enjoyed this SALSA DE MANI yumm yumm!! was super delish :D

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  68. Hi Rosa
    Loved it, absolutely beautiful sauce, full of vibrant colours.
    Sublime x

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  69. What an interesting sauce. Dolloping a bit on the potato cakes sounds great actually.

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  70. voilà, je vais enfin me servir du roucou que l'on m'a offert

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  71. Amazing flavours! I would love some with grilled meat =)

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  72. What a beautiful color - I am sure the taste is amazing too - how could it not be with all those great flavors!?

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  73. Fantastic! I'm familiar with satay sauce but have never tried this type of peanut sauce! :)

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  74. I'd love to dip a summer roll right into the middle of that dish!

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  75. Bravo for Latino cooking (I'm in!) the salsa of mani is gorgeous in color and I'm totally sure in flavor :)

    I searched for your food blog on facebook but I didn’t find it, Rosa...to put it in my post about it.

    All the best!

    Gera

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  76. I love peanut sauces like this so much I have to stop myself from just eating it all with a spoon.

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  77. I love peanut sauce and this one looks particularly yummy.

    I don't know where my days are going lately but I'm just now catching up on my blog reads.

    Lovely pictures of your visit to Bern. Lucky you. All I've been doing is fighting with a puppy! ... oh and entertaining company.

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  78. The colour is already attracting what more the taste :)

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  79. Mais que cette sauce à l'air bonne ! très appétissante !

    * *Bises & passe une bonne journée

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  80. OMG! What a perfect salsa! Love spice up my daily life too :P
    I've got all the ingredients at my mum's place, I just have to wait a few days to make your recipe. And you know what? I didn't know what to do with my "annatto" ;)

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  81. c'est très tentant et cette couleur est superbe! bisous et bon weekend

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  82. Quelle belle sauce! J'ai justement du roucou, je l'avais acheté pour mon court-bouillon antillais.

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  83. Great sauce Rosa, love the colours.

    The blend of coriander and peanut seems strange but interesting.

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  84. This sauce looks amazing! I wish I had had the chance to try it when I was in Ecuador but I'll just have to try it now!

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  85. I really like using peanut butter in savoury dishes and this sauce sounds really tasty!

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  86. This looks delicious!! I am bookmarking it for sure.

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  87. Now Im not a fan of peanuts per say, but this sauce does look yummy. Maybe I can be awayed?

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  88. Superbe ! Rien d'autre à dire c'est magnifique ! La recette tout comme tes photos !

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  89. The color that the annatto imparts make the salsa so festive. Thanks for introducing us to ecuadorian cuisine!

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  90. j'adore le beurre de cacahuète mais je ne connaissais pas du tout le roucou
    merci à toi et à wikipédia pour l'info
    tes photos de fleurs sont sublimes

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  91. Wow! I first think of Southeast Asia and Africa when I cook w/ peanuts. This is an amazing sauce. Bookmarked. : )

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  92. I am a huge fan of savoury peanut butter dishes and this one sounds tasty! Great photos!

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  93. While living in Ecuador for five months as an English teach. I had this sauce many, many times. It is fantastic. In the places that I had it we most commonly ate it with a corn patty. Almost like a soft and thick corn tortilla. We had this meal for breakfast.

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  94. JOSEPH: That sounds great! The combination is terrific. Thanks for passing by. Cheers.

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