Chilaquiles

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A chilaquile is essentially corn chips tossed in a sauce base and then topped with your favorite ingredients. Here is one recipe.

  1. Cut a stack of corn tortillas into eight wedges (like a pizza)
  2. Fry them in canola oil at about 375 degrees
  3. When they are browned, remove using a spider strainer, and salt immediately.
  4. Set aside in a very large mixing bowl

SAUCE

  1. In a large fry pan, saute a sliced onion in vegetable or canola oil
  2. Add some halved or quartered cloves of garlic
  3. Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  4. Extra adobo if you so desire
  5. Salt and pepper
  6. Add two small, or one large, can of crushed tomatoes.
  7. Bring to a light boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
  8. Let cool about 10 minutes then put into blender and blend until smooth
  9. Meanwhile, fry up one egg per person being served

FINISH

  1. Pour sauce over chips and toss just to coat completely
  2. Plate, and then top with the fried eggs
  3. Drizzle Mexican Crema or warmed sour cream over the top
  4. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and thinly sliced red onion.
  5. Serve hot.

This CANNOT be made ahead, and must be combined just before serving, or the chips will be soggy.

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