Recipe: Tasty Sweet and Sour “Chinaquiles”

Sweet and Sour “Chinaquiles”.

Sweet and Sour “Chinaquiles” You can have Sweet and Sour “Chinaquiles” using 12 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Sweet and Sour “Chinaquiles”

  1. Prepare 1 lb of corn tortillas, cut in "pizza" eighths.
  2. You need 6 of roma tomatoes.
  3. Prepare 1 tbsp of olive oil.
  4. Prepare 1 tsp of dried garlic.
  5. It’s 2 tsp of dried onion.
  6. Prepare pinch of oregano.
  7. Prepare to taste of salt.
  8. Prepare to taste of pepper.
  9. You need 2 tbsp of sweet and sour sauce.
  10. It’s to taste of cheese (use a cheese that melts easily. We had Mexican Oaxaca cheese on hand, but mozzarella of Monterey Jack work well, too.
  11. Prepare to taste of sour cream.
  12. It’s as needed of vegetable oil for frying.

Sweet and Sour “Chinaquiles” instructions

  1. Lay out the tortilla wedges on a cloth to dry (for as long as possible, we had them drying since yesterday) Heat sufficient vegetable oil in a deep pan and fry the chips (in batches, if need be) until crispy and golden. Place them in a colander to discard excess oil..
  2. In a medium pot, place the tomatoes and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until the skin bursts..
  3. In a food processor, add: olive oil, oregano, salt, pepper, onion, garlic, the sweet and sour sauce. Process until smooth, then add the tomatoes, one at a time, and puree. You should get a bright red sauce. Return to pot and simmer until it bubbles..
  4. To plate: heap some tortilla chips on a plate, cover with the cheese and drench in the sauce (which should be as hot as possible so it melts the cheese). Let it rest for a bit for the cheese to melt and the tortillas to absorb some of the sauce. Then, add the sour cream. Your Mexican/Chinese fusion Chinaquiles are ready!.
  5. NOTE: you can add some shredded chicken, or some cooked ground beef, or sliced onions, or pretty much anything your heart desires. It's quite a versatile dish!.

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