No ID, No Problem

This past December, the Ranting family was able to take a nice vacation to a resort in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. It had been many years since we had a beach vacation and for the first time in almost forever, we planned no additional activities. This was a large departure from our typical “go here and do this” vacation.

It was also the first time I had been to an all-inclusive resort. We are not huge drinkers so I knew we’d likely come out on the low end of eating and drinking our money’s worth, but going with the ultimate relaxing theme, the idea of just ordering anything at any time was very appealing.

When we checked in we received our wristbands. The Ranting Wife and I received red bands indicating we could drink alcohol. My eldest son, being 19 at the time, also received a red band as the drinking age in Mexico is 18. My youngest, however, ended up with a yellow band.

One afternoon, we were walking down 5th avenue (the shopping district) and as we passed every store or restaurant the proprietor would stand outside beckoning us to come in. One of them spied the yellow band and said “Hey! No ID? No problem. Come in and drink with me!”

Pan Fried Roti Bread

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Like most breads, this is a simple recipe.

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A great side or base for other recipes.

Pan Fried Roti Bread

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 45 min | Servings: 8 slices roti bread 


3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt
2 tbsp Enzo Olive Oil (plus more for cooking)
1 cup water


1. Begin by combining the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.

2. Next, drizzle in the olive oil.

3. Add the water until a solid ball forms. If too dry, add more water.

4. Allow the dough to rest for 30 minutes then pull it apart into 8 small balls of dough.

5. Roll each ball into a 6-8 inch disk.

6. Brush olive oil on each side of the dough and in the pan.

7. Cook until the bread bubbles.

8. Flip, then cook for 2 minutes on the other side.

9. Repeat until all of the bread is cooked and serve!


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Categories: Fried, kosher, Recipes, Side Dish, Sidedish2, vegan, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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3 Comments on “No ID, No Problem”

  1. June 11, 2015 at 12:09 pm #

    This seems so quick and simple and a nice addition to a meal of curry chicken


  2. June 11, 2015 at 8:19 pm #

    I want to find that shop, so encouraging for young people to start drinking lol…. 😉


  3. June 12, 2015 at 3:58 pm #

    Ha Ha! You didn’t mention if your son went in? LOL 🙂


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