Chilaquiles

May 1, 2014 ~ May 30, 2014: Kyekyire Paano (Toasted Cornmeal Cookies from Ivory coast), Sables (Tunisian Sand Cookies), Chilaquiles, Rhubarb crisp, Apple Pie.

My Task :

Cut tortillas, aid in cooking tortillas and sauce, arrange layers in casserole dish. Clean Up – Special Duties (clean up demo unit area, wash and rinse demo unit dishes, put away dishes)

Chilaquiles

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Ingredients
150g Monterey Jack or Cheddar Cheese
4 Tortillas
30 mL Salad Oil
60 mL Finely minced onion
½ chili pepper or green pepper, finely chopped
200 mL Tomato
2 mL Salt
0.5 mL ground cumin

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Method

1. Cut cheese cut into small cubes.
2. Cut tortillas into wedge shaped pieces.
3. Heat oil over medium heat in a frying pan. Fry tortillas until crisp. Remove and drain onto paper towel.
4. Add onion and pepper to frying pan and cook until the onion is soft. Stir in puree, salt, and cumin. Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes.
5. In a casserole dish, arrange layers of tortillas and cheese cubes, ending with tortillas.
6. Pour tomato mixture over the tortillas and top with some cheese cubes.
7. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes at 325 F.
Serve hot.

My Opinion of the Lab:

This lab was pretty good. The tortillas were crispy and the cheese was rich and delicious. It tasted like a lasagna, but instead of the lasagna sheets, they were crispy tortillas, which was delicious.

Questions:

How could you use this recipe at home?

At home, I would use this recipe to make a nice meal to eat at home, or take to a party.

When would you eat it?

I would eat it lunch or dinner.

Who would you serve it to?

I would serve it to my family, friends and myself.

How could you alter the recipe to make it healthier?

I could use whole wheat tortillas,  or low fat cheese.

How could you alter the recipe to make it cheaper?

I could use less expensive ingredients, such as white tortillas and sunflower oil for the salad oil.

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Nutritional Info of Ingredients :

Salt

Tortilla

Tomato

Grapeseed Oil 

Cumin

Chili pepper

Onion

Cheddar Cheese

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Other Interesting Links :

5 Simple Mexican Sauces

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Easy Gluten-Free Chicken Chilaquiles

Easy Chicken Chilaquiles {A Pretty Life}

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Simple Black Bean, Corn and Mango Chilaquiles with Queso Fresco

Simple Black Bean, Corn and Mango Chilaquiles with Queso Fresco | halfbakedharvest.com

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