A few weeks ago I made the jaunt from my office to Casa de Benavidez for a business meeting.
The lovely lady I met out that day had dined at CdB before and raved about the sopaipilla burger. A beef patty, pinto beans, cheese, lettuce, and tomato – all nestled safe and snug between two fluffy pillows of air and flour and blanketed with a healthy dose of green or red chile.
CdB is onto something. Sub out the hamburger buns for sopaipillas.
The sopaipilla – fried bread that puffs up in a most delightful way. You can almost forget that you’re eating fried carbs because there’s nothing but air in the middle. So it can’t be THAT bad, am I right? Oh it’s bad. In the best possible way.
It was delicious. The beef patty was not as substantial as I was expecting, but I think that was actually a good thing when it was coupled with the sopaipillas as bun substitutes.
At some point, I’m going to try to recreate this at home. Will share pictures if I manage to take any before devouring.