• Prep Time
    20 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    20 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 4
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    Chilaquiles (Toasted Tortillas with Sauce)

    Chilaquiles is a very fun dish made up of tortilla pieces and juicy quartered tomatillos. If you want a flaming hot batch, simply add the whole chiles to the blender when making your sauce. For a heartier meal, you can top your chilaquiles with shredded leftover chicken.


    Ingredients
    1 1/2
    cups
    vegetable oil
    8
    tortillas, cut into quarters
    1
    can
    (28 ounce) tomatillos, drained
    1
    clove
    garlic
    2
    whole fresh serrano chiles
    3/4
    cup
    Mexican sour cream, or creme fraiche
    1
    cup
    queso fresco, feta cheese or monterrey jack cheese, crumbled or shredded
    1
    cup
    small onion, sliced (about 4 oz)
    *
    salt (to taste)
    Directions
    Heat the vegetable oil in a 10-inch skillet. Fry the tortilla quarters until golden brown, for about 1-2 minutes.
    Remove from the vegetable oil, and drain on paper towels until all of the tortillas have been fried. Set aside in a warming drawer, or in a warm oven until the sauce is prepared.
    Remove the skillet from the heat, and allow the vegetable oil to cool a bit.
    Pour all but 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil into a separate bowl. (When the bowl of vegetable oil is cool, discard or reserve for use in another dish.)
    Combine tomatillos, garlic, and salt in a blender, and puree well.
    Return the skillet with the remaining vegetable oil to the heat. Pour in the sauce, add the whole chiles and allow to simmer for 3-5 minutes until slightly reduced.
    Heat your oven to 350°. In an oven-proof dish, arrange tortilla quarters.
    Pour the sauce over, then sour cream, then cheese and onions. Bake in oven until bubbling, about 10 minutes. Serve hot.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 4
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