Yield: 12 servings
|\N \N||=== DIPPING SAUCE ===|
|1 pounds||Plum tomatoes|
|6 \N||Garlic cloves|
|2 \N||Jalapeno chiles; stemmed and seeded|
|½ \N||Yellow onion|
|½ teaspoon||Freshly-ground black pepper|
|\N \N||=== HUARACHES ===|
|1 \N||Ancho chile; stemmed and seeded|
|½ teaspoon||Black peppercorns|
|1½ teaspoon||Salt; divided|
|1 cup||Masa harina|
|¼ pounds||Panela cheese|
|2 tablespoons||Finely-chopped fresh epazote|
|\N \N||Vegetable oil; for frying|
|6 tablespoons||Grated Romano cheese|
|6 tablespoons||Minced red onion|
To make the dipping sauce, preheat the broiler to high heat. Place the tomatoes, garlic, chiles, and onion on a baking sheet. Tuck the garlic under the other vegetables so that it won't scorch. Broil, turning frequently, until well charred, about 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Transfer the vegetables to a food processor. Add the water and puree until smooth. Add the salt and pepper and transfer to a small bowl. Cover and, if desired, refrigerate for up to 5 days. To make the huaraches: In a small skillet, heat the lard over low heat. Saute the ancho for 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. With a slotted spoon, transfer the chile to a blender and add the peppercorns, 1 teaspoon salt, and water. Blend to a smooth puree. In a large mixing bowl, combine the masa with the chile puree. Knead the dough together well. To test the consistency, flatten a small ball of dough between your palms. If the edges crack, add water to the dough, a tablespoon at a time, until a test piece does not crack. Set the masa aside, covered, at room temperature for 1 hour to allow the flavor to develop. Pull off small pieces of the dough, about 1 tablespoon, and roll them with the palms of your hands into balls about 1¼ inches in diameter. Between 2 sheets of plastic wrap, roll or press them out into slightly thick 4-inch round tortillas. Place 1 tablespoon of the cheese on one side of each tortilla. Sprinkle on a little epazote and a pinch of the remaining salt. Fold the dough up and over to cover, then press down to seal the edges and make the tortilla evenly flat and about ¼-inch-thick.
Heat a large cast-iron pan or griddle over medium heat and brush it sparingly with a little oil. Place as many huaraches as will fit onto the hot pan or griddle. Cook for 1 or 2 minutes on each side, turning over when one side is golden. Set the cooked enchiladas aside and finish cooking the remaining enchiladas in the same way. Heat about 1 ½ inches of vegetable oil in a large skillet until it is almost smoking. Fry the enchiladas for 15 to 30 seconds on each side, then drain on paper towels. Sprinkle each with grated cheese and red onion and serve immediately, accompanied by the dipping sauce. This recipe yields 12 enchiladas Recipe Source: TOO HOT TAMALES with Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # TH-6229 broadcast 04-01-1997) Downloaded from their Web-Site -
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