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Without a doubt this is one of the best dishes of all the Mexican cuisine. There’s nothing better than waking up and having for breakfast some tasty and spicy green chilaquiles accompanied with: refried beans , guacamole , peasant rice , quesadillas or any other appetizer.
The chilaquiles consist of a plate with tortillas bathed in a salsa that is prepared with chili and more ingredients, in this case a green salsa is used, and then they are garnished with cheese, onion, Mexican cream, coriander and avocado. It is a magnificent combination of ingredients, flavors and textures.
*It is funny but the Mexicans when they wake up with a hangover after going to a party where they drank a lot, they always look forward to relieve the hangover with some very spicy chilaquiles. We don’t know how good the remedy is but it is very popular.
About the Recipe
To make the chilaquiles first the tortillas have to transform into
tortilla chips then the salsa is prepared, the ingredients are mixed and at the end they are garnished. The recipe is .
laborious but not difficult
make the chilaquiles with old tortillas because they are drier, they absorb less fat and they come out crispier.
In this recipe the tortillas are going to be fried and it is very important to use a vegetable oil since the olive oil is not good for frying dough.
The salsa that is used in the chilaquiles is prepared with 1 jalapeno pepper although this quantity can be varied, depending on your spicy tolerance.
preparation time is of 20 minutes.
The recipe is for
Ingredients 8 Corn Tortillas (5.6 oz) 6 Tomatillos (8.8 oz) 1 Jalapeno Pepper (.5 oz) 1/2 Avocado (4.4 oz) 1/2 Onion (2.4 oz) 1 Garlic clove (.1 oz) 1 Coriander sprig (.3 oz)
1 Epazote sprig (.3 oz)
2 tablespoons of Mexican Cream 2 tablespoons of crumbled Fresh Cheese (.7 oz) 1 cup of Vegetable Oil (8.4 fl oz) 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
Pepper to taste
1/2 tablespoon of Salt
Cookware 1 Saucepan 1 Frying Pan 1 Blender 1 Chopping Board 1 Skimmer or Slotted Spoon 1 Kitchen Spoon 1 Knife 4 Paper Towels
Directions Prepare the Tortilla Chips
maize tortillas into triangles, then set aside.
Pour in a frying pan approximately 1 cup of vegetable oil, so you end up having about a 1/2’’ deep oil layer.
Heat the frying pan oil over
Put in the frying pan the
tortilla triangles that were cut and fry them for about 2 minutes, until they are moderately fried; move them regularly with a skimmer or with a slotted spoon.
The tortillas are fried so the chilaquiles have . more flavor
Transfer from the frying pan to some paper towels, with the skimmer or the slotted spoon, the tortilla triangles that were fried so they dry and the fat excess is absorbed; then set aside.
Prepare the Green Salsa
Put in a saucepan:
1 Jalapeno Pepper.
The enough Water to cover all the ingredients.
Bring the saucepan water to a
boil over high heat.
Leave the tomatillos and the chili
cooking in the boiling water for about 5 minutes, until the tomatillos turn to a lighter color.
. Don’t cook the tomatillos for a long time because its skin breaks and its flavor becomes bitter
Transfer from the saucepan to a blender, with a
kitchen spoon, the tomatillos and the chili that were cooked.
Also add in the saucepan:
1/4 of an Onion (1.2 oz).
1 Garlic clove.
Pepper to taste.
Blend very well the ingredients, then set aside.
Make the Chilaquiles
Heat in the saucepan over high heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
Add in the saucepan:
Salsa that was prepared.
1 Epazote sprig.
1/2 tablespoon of Salt.
Mix the saucepan ingredients and wait for the salsa to
When the salsa boils reduce to
medium heat and cook it for about 5 minutes, until it thickens a little; stir occasionally.
low heat, put in the saucepan all the tortilla triangles that were fried and mix them with the salsa without breaking them.
Cook the green chilaquiles for about 3 minutes, until the salsa has a very thick consistency; stir occasionally. Then set aside.
Garnish the Chilaquiles
Cut 1/2 avocado into
strips, then reserve.
Finely chop 1/4 of an onion (1.2 oz) and 1 coriander sprig; then set aside.
Discard the epazote sprig that was put in the chilaquiles.
Serve the green chilaquiles and add them the following ingredients:
2 tablespoons of Mexican Cream.
The Onion that was minced.
The Avocado strips that were cut.
Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of crumbled Fresh Cheese.
The Coriander that was minced.
Preferably . put the ingredients in the same order as given so the chilaquiles look beautiful
Mmmm They Look So Good!
* There always has to be bread on the table when chilaquiles are eaten.
Variation: Would you like to change the green color for red ?
Did you like the Green Chilaquiles?
➥ Would you like to accompany your chilaquiles with an appetizer?
➥ You have to enjoy the chilaquiles with a Mexican Drink.
➥ After the chilaquiles would you like something sweet?