- 1 kg of tortillas
- 6 ancho chili peppers
- 1/2 kg of fresh cheese cut into strips
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 bunch of Cambray onions, chopped
- Vegetable oil
- Salt to taste
- Toast the chiles, strip them, and soak them in 2 cups of hot water to soften them.
- Blend them with the garlic, cinnamon, and the water in which they were soaked to make a sauce.
- Fry it in a little oil, season with salt and when it comes to a boil, remove (it should be soupy) and let cool.
- Heat the tortillas, fry them in hot oil without allowing them to brown, remove and dip in the sauce.
- Fill them with the cheese and onion, fold them, divide them between the servings and bathe them with more sauce.
It is your turn to discover another state of the Mexican Republic through the flavors. We share the recipe for enchiladas potosinas so that at your next meeting at home you surprise everyone with this classic dish.
ENCHILADAS POTOSINAS: A MEXICAN TRADITION FULL OF FLAVOR
Something we love about the MEXICAN FOOD, in addition to its irresistible flavors, is its history. That’s right: our gastronomy is full of anecdotes that increase the heritage value of each dish.
These enchiladas are no exception. Tell the story that they were born by accident! Doña Cristina Jalomo, belonging to the municipality of Soledad (a town far from San Luis Potosí), took her nixtamal mass to the town mill, as she usually did.
In this mill, other foods were also ground, such as bell peppers, very typical of the region.
Doña Cristina did not realize that, when grinding her dough, there were remains of the CHILI, which was contaminated with the itch and color of the rattlesnake.
Without the intention of throwing away the dough, he prepared some enchiladas that conquered the palate of his family, and also of his neighbors!
Since then, the enchiladas potosinas are the typical dish of the town of Soledad. If you visit it one day, don’t forget to try them!
CHARACTERISTICS OF MEXICAN FOOD
The MEXICAN FOOD is an expression of world cultural heritage, it is a fundamental part of the country’s economy.
Thanks to the enormous variety of ingredients that the earth offers for the elaboration of dishes rich in color, smell, and flavor, these position Mexico as one of the favorite destinations of national and international tourists to taste and savor the great culinary offer.
The basic and representative ingredients of Mexican dishes are corn, chili, coriander, CHILI, BEANS, piloncillo, NOPAL, and tomato, but Mexico is also characterized by its unique sauces that serve as an accompaniment to traditional dishes.