Enchiladas Potosinas Recipe
San Luis Potosí style enchiladas prepared by dipping the tortillas in a guajillo chile sauce then cooked with in a few spoonfuls of a chile sauce prepared with ancho, chile, serrano chile, green tomato, and tomato.
Authentic Enchiladas, San Luis Potosí
guajillo chile peppers
ancho chile peppers
serrano chile pepper
chicken or vegetable broth
cotija or añejo cheese
Chile Sauce Preparation
Remove the seeds and stems from the chiles and discard.
Soak the chiles in 2 cups warm water for 10 minutes.
Put the green tomatoes, plum tomato, and chile serrano in a pot and add just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
Blend the guajillo chiles with ½ cup water and set aside. We will use the blended guajillo to coat the tortillas before placing them in the oil.
Finely chop the onion.
Fry the onion in 3 tbsps. cooking oil over medium heat until they start turning translucent.
Strain the blended green, tomatoes, tomato, serrano chile, and ancho chiles into the fried onion.
Blend the tomato chile sauce with onion again until smooth.
Return the blended chile sauce into your cooking pot and cook for 20 minutes over medium heat. Then, add salt until it's just slightly salty tasting.
Assembling and Cooking
Dip each tortilla in the reserved guajillo chile sauce.
Add a thin slice of Chihuahua cheese to each dipped tortilla and fold in half. Do this with all the tortillas before cooking.
Pour ¼ cup cooking oil into a medium-hot frying pan.
Place 4 enchiladas at a time in the hot oil.
Spoon the cooked chile sauce over each enchilada. Cook for 30 seconds. Turn them once and then spoon a little more sauce over each enchilada. Cook for 30 more seconds.
Serve 4 enchiladas per plate. Top with crema, crumbled añejo cheese, and very thinly sliced onion rings.
Use any mild melting cheese in place of the Chihuahua cheese.
Use any crumbly Mexican cheese in place of the añejo cheese.
These enchiladas are served warm not piping hot.
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