KID CONGO POWERS' FAMILY ENCHILADAS
6 tablespoons corn oil
bunch of spring (green) onion, chopped
A bunch of chopped black olives (if you don't feel like chopping
em up, get a couple little cans of chopped olives)
Salt and pepper to taste
12- 24 (6 inch) corn tortillas (people will want to eat seconds...
1 or 2 big cans of Enchilada sauce (having extra is better than
8 ounces rancherito cheese, shredded
1 block of Cheddar cheese, grated
of the chopped up stuff and grated cheese should be put in separate
bowls/plates/containers - or piles if you prefer. Make a sort
of assembly line so that you’ll be ready for the next step.
An extra set of hands can be helpful - but being such a control
freak, I can do them myself - no big deal.
the tomato sauce into a shallow dish or bowl. Heat the oil in
a separate medium-sized skillet. One by one, dip the corn tortillas
in tomato sauce, covering both sides. Then slip them carefully
into the hot oil. Fry only for about 30 seconds on each side.
them on clean dish and fill them with olives green onions, cheese
- don't skimp, but be sure you can roll them up.
up the tortillas. Repeat until all are filled or the filling runs
out - whichever comes first.
yeah, you should be using a long glass casserole dish or baking
pan. You can make two layers of the enchiladas. When you get the
bottom layer done, pour a bit of the extra enchilada sauce over
the top to make sure that it doesn’t get too dry. After
the top layer is done, add more sauce and cover the them with
more and more grated cheese.
Put the enchiladas in the oven and bake until all the cheese melts
on top. Around 300 degrees sounds cool - for maybe 10 minutes.
Just keep checking on them and make sure they’re not drying
them with some hot salsa and, if you dig, sour cream - that is
This is the way I learned to make enchiladas from my mom and grandmother.
It really is what fueled my guitar playing. And, if I'm ever depressed,
some enchiladas put me in a better mood. Mexican comfort food
is awesome. AND it is suitable for vegetarians (sorry vegan friends!,
oh yeah... Soy cheese if you wish.)
and family-friendly recipes,
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