I finally break down and buy a bag of those little wheels Mexican street vendors sell. I always assumed they were some sort of pork rind, but now I'm not sure.
Here's a link with a picture:
In my broken Spanish I ask the name of these snacks.
She says "chicharrones".
Just as I suspected, fried pork rinds.
Then she says "or duritos"
So I look it up.
So what are these things? I guess the way to eat these is like potato chips ... put some hot sauce in the bag with the wheels, sprinkle with lemon juice, shake bag & eat. I just bought the bag au natural since I wasn't going to consume them immeditatly, just try one and give Roberto the rest.
I have to say, they are mighty tasty .. light and crisp and not porky.
So, are these pork? What does the website link mean when it says
"Duritos Wheels Wheat Snacks for frying. Flour pellets to make flour chicharrones.
A pasta pellet product called "duritos", made from wheat flour. Before cooking, they are hard, orange in color, and look like little pinwheels."
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