Ojo: The "Cholo Word Of The Day" is simply for fun. This is not an academic exercise, therefore I do not spend much time checking for espelling or grammatical errors. Most of the words are not only used by "cholos," but by many people in S. Texas - and their usage can vary. c/s

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Fideo for Lunch

I asked my mom about fideo and she said my grandmother used to make that for them when she was a kid in rural, rancho, Mexico. This is back in the 40's.

I had fideo for lunch and then I read this.


Blogger Cracked Chancla said...

hey, i had sopa de fideo today too.

2:12 PM

Blogger cindylu said...

I'd marry a boy who could make great fideo con papa. Hmmm.

2:48 PM

Anonymous dave said...

yum...i cant remember the last time i had fideo.

6:29 PM

Blogger Fred said...

I've tried, my wife's tried but can never get it as good as mom's.


7:17 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mmmmm... I miss my huelita's fideo.
I've tried making it but it's just not the same.

Did you go out for it? If so where. I'm going!
Please share! I'm here in Austin so I gotta know.

1:36 PM

Blogger Daily Texican said...

My mom made fideo in McAllen.

3:13 PM

Blogger dr.v (Not a narcotic Pez dispenser) said...

fideo was a childhood staple in my house....mom still makes the dish whenever i'm around for dinner.

4:49 PM

Anonymous Efrain said...

I used to get teased by friends sometimes because almost all the time we ate fideo at home. I didn't really care though since it's one of my favs. My mom makes it with pollo and papas.

9:41 PM

Blogger Elenamary said...

fideo, what the hell is that shit? i'd never heard of it until just now. had to read the article to figure out what ya'll were talking about. pinche pochos.

4:10 AM

Blogger Colorado Luis said...

In my house there is the Great Fideo Controversy. I went to Guanajuato, where the fideo floats in the sopa along with the chunks of aguacate, and now I think that is the best. But my wife always wants to cook all the water down like both of our families always did.

12:48 PM

Blogger mariposatomica said...

my tia in Chihuahua would make fideo for me. It was so good! I can now proudly say i make my own kick ass chipotle flavored fideo. I'm going to fedex you all some.

8:41 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

talk about comfort food...oh my gosh!! don't even care if all my friends go "huh?"...and my kids' friends think they are crazy --"what! you eat "fido" food"

but no one has ever turned down seconds if I can get them to try it!

7:46 PM

Anonymous mari said...

My mother's claim to family fame is her delicious fideo and homemade tortillas ~ when we were poor and living on the "Northside" in Houston, she could feed her family of six for a couple of days on only a coupla dollars ~~ that wonderful little yellow box for a under a buck, and another buck for a coupla potatoes, some comino, a cube of bouillon, and frijoles. Ai, your post reminds me how much I miss home! Now I want Mami's arroz con leche, too!

10:32 AM

Blogger tortillasandwich said...

I LOVE FIDEO!!! Just the thought of those yellow boxes of vermacilli makes my mouth water. I will have to write about my obsession of fideo one day.

3:55 PM

Blogger Jim said...

I remember my grandmother and her 11 sisters all made sopa de fideo as a staple. Each sister made it slightly differently. However, the one difference in ingredients that are posted in all internet recipes I can find is the use of bacon grease or lard (muy bueno)instead of corn/vegetable oil.

10:53 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband introduced me to fideo when we married 23 years ago and I still love it. Everyone at my job loves it when we have a 'potluck lunch'. I bring fideo and they fight over who takes the leftovers home. However, I make it with ground beef or pork sausage instead of chicken. also, Rotel really gives it a 'nice kick'...

12:00 PM

Blogger Gloria Taffolla said...

Hey all you Fideo Lovers! I've always made Fideo for my family,my kids and I just love it!It is so simple and there are recipes out there that just aren't right.I can truly say I've never tasted a better one than the one I make!It's on the soupy side,not too much tomato sauce(too much overpowers the pasta taste),onions and garlic,cooked till slightly thickened.Goes great with a corn tortilla quesadilla or just alone,the Ultimate Mexican Comfort Food!Feel free to email me at Anaheimmom@aol.com for my recipe!You know what?I'm gonna make myself some right now,see what you did!

5:37 PM


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