It’s entirely possible that the title is not proper Spanish, but calling this a Faux Enchilada just didn’t seem right.
I’ll happily mix metaphors but I hate to mix too many languages… Tower of Babel and all that.
Here’s the story:
I was hungry for enchiladas.
Mon mari was not.
We compromised: I would make them for a first course.
I couldn’t bring myself to buy a whole packet of tortillas when I only wanted two.
I haven’t a clue how to actually make a tortilla, and even if I did I doubt I could get the right ingredients.
I’m nothing if not over-confident!
Egg Enchiladas with Sausage
Total time: 25 minutes
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp water
- 1/4 cup yellow corn meal
- 3 tsp olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2oz (60gr) bulk sausage
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp green Tabasco or more
- 1 cup (8oz, 240ml) tomato sauce
- 2oz (60gr) white cheddar, shredded
- Heat 1 tsp olive in a medium nonstick skillet. Add onions, pepper, garlic, chili powder and sausauge; sauté until sausage is done, breaking it up as it browns.
- Stir in 4 tbs of tomato sauce, Tabasco and oregano. Set aside.
- Whisk eggs and water well.
- Sprinkle corn meal over the top and whisk well. Let rest 2 minutes.
Heat 1 tsp olive oil in a medium nonstick skillet or omelet pan.
- Add 1/2 egg mixture and cook, undisturbed, until it’s almost dry on top, 2 – 4 minutes.
- Turn and fry briefly.
- Remove to a plate and repeat with remaining egg mixture.
- Divide sausage mixture in half and spread on the edge of each enchilada. Roll up and put into a baking dish.
- Pour remaining tomato sauce over the top, sprinkle with cheese and bake for 10 minutes, 350F (180C).
We were both very happy with the results of my little experiment.
They were declared ‘delicious’ or ‘delicioso’ or ‘délicieux’.
Mon mari is now re-thinking the whole enchilada…..
He’s also starting on the walls.
The ceiling isn’t quite done.
He just has all the trim to do.
So he’s started on the walls and will do trim while the cement dries.
He puts it on the cement as a finishing glop, too.
Glop is a perfectly good word…..
Next time – puppy bellies!
I got so tired of the muddy, filthy, dogs that I, um, took a scissors to them.
Not being the least bit vain, they happily posed for photos.