Sunday, October 3, 2010

Recipe of the week (actually made a few weeks ago)

First, it's always fantastic when Brad not only makes dinner but offers to do so! Second, Brad's dinners are always delicious (an added plus). A couple weeks ago he made a Pachuca, Mexico special: chalupas! They're so easy and so yummy!

First you have to make the tortilla dough. You have to have corn flour. We use this ma se ca stuff. Just follow the directions on the back of the package. Instead of all water we put in some lard as well. Gross, I know, but it makes the tortillas really pliable, which is a must.

Roll your dough into little balls. You'll want them to be pretty small, because your tortillas won't be very big at all.

We use a tortilla press to flatten our dough into tortillas, but a simple rolling pin would work too.

Now it's time to bake those little guys. You know they're done when both sides gets bubbly like this.

In the meantime of making tortillas, have potatoes boiling to later mash.

Cook and shred some chicken.

Chop up some radish and cilantro, and shred some mozzarella cheese.

We put everything out like a little assembly line so it would be easier to put it all together.
Tortillas, mashed potatoes, shredded chicken, chopped cilantro, chopped radish, shredded cheese, green enchilada sauce, and red enchilada sauce. If you only like red or only like green sauce just pick one. Brad likes green and I like red, so we used both. At the end of your assembly line you'll want to have one frying pan lined with hot oil and another frying pan that's hot with no oil.

It's time to put the chalupas together!
Flatten some mashed potatoes on top of your tortilla. Sprinkle on some chicken, cilantro, and radish. Put some shredded cheese on top of that. And lastly, dribble on some sauce. Place in the oil pan for about 20 seconds and then transfer over to the hot pan for about one minute.

Enjoy your yummy chalupas while they're hot!

A special thanks goes out to my wonderful husband who made this delicious dinner. I love you, and appreciate all the simple things you do that show your love for me.

love, Brad & Courtney

1 comment:

  1. You got yourself a good one. Not no mention he is a hottie!