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Old January 05, 2011, 07:25 PM
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As my Spanish slowly improves, I am enjoying these culturalisms more and more.
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In Mexico we can say "el comal le dijo a la olla", and a similar one to Alec's: "El burro hablando de orejas (largas)".
¿Comal? ¿ Es un tipo de puchero?
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Old January 08, 2011, 05:30 PM
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Un comal es una plancha para cocinar.

Aquí hay tres, el de las cebollas es el más común, de metal y sin mango. El de las tres tortillas tiene mango y es de metal. El tercero es de barro horneado (arcilla), y se prefiere para cocer tortillas de maíz.
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¿Comal? ¿ Es un tipo de puchero?
The puchero food here on my island is known as Caldo de res.

I don't know exactly if that word is mentioned in your country.

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Un comal es una plancha cocinar.

Aquí hay tres, el de las cebollas es el más común, de metal y sin mango. El de las tres tortillas tiene mango y es de metal. El tercero es de barro horneado (arcilla), y se prefiere para cocer tortillas de maíz.
How do you use a griddle without a handle? I've never seen such a thing... How do you get the leverage you need to push things around on top of the heat?
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Old January 09, 2011, 08:57 AM
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@Lou Ann: Your hands are all you need.
Many "comales" are big enough as to have a place of their own, but they don't need to be moved. We generally don't use them to cook meat or things that can get sticky (we usually prefer pans for that... or those with handles). Those onions, for example, can be easily removed with some slotted spoon, and tortillas are handled with bare hands.

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@Lou Ann: Your hands are all you need.
Many "comales" are big enough as to have a place of their own, but they don't need to be moved. We generally don't use them to cook meat or things that can get sticky (we usually prefer pans for that... or those with handles). Those onions, for example, can be easily removed with some slotted spoon, and tortillas are handled with bare hands.
Thanks. I'll take your answer at face value, although I still have trouble imagining it. You don't ever fry something in a griddle without moving it around a bit. And if you move something around a griddle, you have to steady it with your hand. Without a handle you'd burn yourself. So this means that you would never move anything around this kind of griddle? I'd have to see it in action to really "get" it....
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Well, Lou Ann, there are three different kinds of "comales" in the first picture, one with a handle. If there is need to use one, we do.
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Well, Lou Ann, there are three different kinds of "comales" in the first picture, one with a handle. If there is need to use one, we do.
Right - that's the part I CAN imagine. I simply can't imagine cooking something that does not need to be pushed around the griddle while cooking.
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Just going through this thread, I recalled the "dicho" "La sartén le dijo al cazo: apártate que me tiznas"...
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