Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Potato & Kale Enchiladas
My friend Cynthia and her mom are wonderful cooks and today I got a recipe to make mole for enchiladas. The mole sauce is very simple to make with dried new mexico and pasilla chiles. Instead of baking the enchiladas in the oven, the tortillas are coated in the sauce, filled with cooked potatoes and kale and then pan fried in a little bit of oil to give a slightly crisp exterior. These are delicious!
Mole recipe from Cynthia's mom:
Dried New Mexico chiles - about 5 or 6, remove seeds
Dried Pasilla - 1 or 2, remove seeds
1 garlic clove
small handful of cilantro
pinch of dried oregano
salt to taste
-Soak chiles in hot water until soft. (While these are soaking you can make your filling. I just boiled 2 large potatoes and mashed them with sauteed kale and onions and seasoned with salt and pepper.)
-After chiles are softened, blend all mole sauce ingredients together in the blender. (I added most of the water that they were soaking in to help them blend better into a nice thick sauce.)
-Pass mixture through a sieve into a pan.
-Simmer sauce with a little bit of oil for about 10 minutes.
To make enchiladas:
8 corn tortillas, softened in the microwave for about 20 seconds (or you can do this in a dry pan over heat)
-Heat a little bit of olive oil in a pan. Dip one tortilla into the mole sauce and coat both sides. Place dipped tortilla on a plate and fill with about 2 TB of potato/kale mixture. Close up tortilla and place into the pan and brown on both sides. Do this with the remaining tortillas until you've used up the filling.
You can see the nice crust it forms from pan frying. Yummy!
Labels: enchiladas, kale, mashed potatoes, mexican, red chile sauce
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these look truly delicious! glad I read your post today. :) I loooove mexican food and I'm still trying to conquer veganizing all of the traditional dishes.
What a great idea to include potatoes in the enchiladas! Yum!
These look awesome. I love anything with kale in it!
We have potatoes with kale all of the time... but never anything like this (typically just some kale with garlic in one pile, and potatoes w/ salt and pepper in another). Yummy.
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Delish!! :-) Potatoes + enchiladas is an amazing and brilliant idea! Nice job - thanks for sharing!
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Oh man, these look so delicious!
Very much enjoyed visiting your site - wish I could cook half as good as you do! Thanks for the great recipes. :-)
beautiful picture! I love kale, and these look so good :P
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