Fried corn tortilla pieces cooked in salsa, and sprinkled with cheese...is your mouth watering yet? These homemade Chilaquiles are a delicious comfort food to add to your deck of recipes.
- 12 corn tortillas quartered or cut into 6 wedges
- Corn oil or other neutral oil for frying
- Kosher salt
- 1 1/2-2 cups red chile sauce or salsa verde,
- Sprigs of epazote optional
- Cotija cheese or queso fresco
- Crema Mexicana or creme fraiche
- Cilantro chopped
- 1 red onion chopped
- Avocado sliced or roughly chopped
- In a large sauté pan, coat pan generously with corn oil, (1/8 inch), heat on medium high to high.
- When the oil is hot, add tortillas. Fry until golden brown.
- Remove tortillas to a paper towel lined plate to soak up excess oil. Sprinkle salt on the tortillas.
- Wipe pan clean of any browned bits of tortillas.
- Add 2 tbsp of oil to pan, bring to high heat again. Add the salsa and let salsa cook for several minutes. Add a few sprigs of epazote (optional).
- Add the fried tortilla quarters to the salsa. Gently turn over the pieces of tortilla until they are all well coated with salsa. Let cook for a few minutes more.
- Remove from heat. Serve chilaquiles with garnishes and fried eggs and beans or nopalitos.
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