I lived in the Southwest for many years.
I learned to love Mexican Food.
“The hotter, the better,” was my mantra.
My best friend’s Mother introduced me to many wonderful foods, a few choice cuss words too!
Chilaquiles is considered the “poor man’s” food in Mexico. It uses older, stale corn tortillas and hot sauce or enchilada sauce and eggs. How simple and inexpensive can it be?
For me, this meal was reminiscent of home.
I enjoyed, not only the meal, but the memories that came flooding back to me.
I hope you will try this simple, but wonderful meal.
1 (8-oz) package 6-inch corn tortillas (Stale)
2 or 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
3 cups tomato salsa (26 ounces- such as Pace or favorite salsa)
1 cup chopped cilantro, divided
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup crumbled queso fresco
Stack tortillas and cut stack into 8 triangles.
Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet (I used an iron skillet) over medium heat then fry tortillas until soft. About 2 to 3 minutes.
Add salsa and cook, stirring, until sauce comes to a simmer, about 2 minutes.
Add fried tortillas to the skillet and mix well. Keep on low heat.
Meanwhile, in another pan, fry 4 eggs Sunny Side up.
While eggs are cooking, Whisk together sour cream, heavy cream, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
When eggs are done, place them on top of tortillas.
Drizzle with sour-cream mixture, then sprinkle with onion, cheese, and remaining 1/2 cup cilantro.
This recipe can be easily changed to your taste. Hope you enjoy!
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