Potato Enchiladas

    Potato Enchiladas
    La Cocina de Leslie

    Yes, Potato Enchiladas - you read right. The dish is a type of enchilada that's very popular in some regions of Mexico, and it’s meat-free, deliciously made from queso fresco (you could also use cotija or Monterrey Jack cheese) and red enchilada sauce, topped with tomato salsa

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    For the Dish
    4
    medium potatoes, cooked, peeled and lightly mashed
    1/2
    cup
    onion, finely chopped
    2
    dozen
    corn tortillas
    *
    shredded lettuce
    *
    queso fresco, crumbled
    *
    salt
    *
    tomato salsa
    *
    red enchilada sauce
    For the Red Enchilada Sauce
    2
    cups
    water
    5
    dried ancho chilies
    For the Tomato Salsa
    8
    roma tomatoes
    3
    cups
    water
    *
    salt, for seasoning
    Directions
    Step 1
    Cook the potatoes. Let them cool slightly, then peel them and lightly mash them up with a fork; season the potatoes with salt.
    Step 2
    While they cook, chop the onion and the lettuce and crumble or shred the cheese. Make sure everything is ready and nearby, so you can assemble these enchiladas with ease.
    Step 3
    Pour red enchilada sauce into medium bowl; set aside.
    Step 4
    In large skillet, heat 1/4 cup vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Carefully, lay one corn tortilla in oil, fry it for about 30 seconds, then flip the tortilla over and fry it for another 30 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, remove the tortilla from the oil, letting the excess oil drip off back into the skillet.
    Step 5
    To prepare the red enchilada sauce, bring water and chilies to a boil in a small saucepan. Let cool slightly. Puree in blender until smooth. Strain in to bowl. Season with a couple of pinches of salt.
    Step 6
    To prepare the tomato salsa, bring water and tomatoes to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Let cool slightly.
    Step 7
    Puree in a blender until smooth. Pour into large bowl. Season with a couple of pinches of salt. The sauce should be a slightly thinner consistency than canned tomato sauce. If your salsa is too thick, stir in a little more water.
    Step 8
    Dip tortilla in the red enchilada sauce, making sure to cover both sides with sauce.
    Step 9
    Place tortilla on plate. Spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons of mashed potato and cheese onto center of tortilla. Sprinkle with desired amount of chopped onion.
    Step 10
    Fold tortilla in half, as you would with a taco or quesadilla.
    Step 11
    Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Garnish enchiladas with shredded lettuce and top with tomato salsa. Sprinkle more cheese over the enchiladas. Enjoy.
    Tip:
    Be sure to keep a roll of paper towels or a wet dish towel nearby, so you have something to clean your hands with, while assembling these enchiladas.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size: 
    4 enchiladas
    Serving Per Recipe: 
    6
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    75 mins
    Prep Time: 
    30 mins
    Cook Time: 
    45 mins
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