What is a cemita?

What is a cemita?
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What is a cemita? The cemita is a sandwich originally from Puebla, Mexico. Making it a type of torta. What distinguishes it from other more generic tortas is it's place of origin in Mexico and the roll it's made with, also called a cemita. The roll itself is pretty specific. It’s made with an egg-rich dough and is often (usually) topped with sesame seeds, giving it the appearance of a traditional

Category: sandwiches


Yield: 4

4 cemita rolls (sesame topped kaiser or hamburger rolls are good substitutes)
1 pound pulled pork such as carnitas
4 ounce shredded Oaxacan cheese (string cheese or mozzarella may be substituted)
2 ripe avocados halved, pitted, peeled and sliced
½ small red onion skinned and thinly sliced
1 bunch cilantro leaves
4 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce seeded and cut into strips


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