Archive for the 'Breakfast' Category

Mexican Huauzontle Croquettes / Tortitas de Huauzontle

Huauzontle (also spelled guauzontle and huazontle) is an herb native to Mexico. Its name is of Náhuatl origin (“huautzontli”), and it has a long history of use in Mexican cuisine. Its appearance is somewhat like what broccoli would look like if it were elongated, and its flavor is a bit like spinach. Not only does […]

Mexican Green Chilaquiles Recipe

Ingredients: 1 Dozen Corn Tortillas (slightly stale and dry) Vegetable or Corn Oil, for frying Salt 1 Pound (about 4 to 5 medium-sized) Tomatillos, husks removed and washed 2 to 4 Serrano Chile Peppers, depending on desired spiciness 1 Medium White Onion 2 Garlic Cloves 1 Tablespoon Chicken Bouillon Powder 1 & 1/2 Cups Hot […]

Potato and Zucchini Frittata

Cilantro Chile Sauce Ingredients: 1 Cup cilantro, coarsely chopped 2 Cloves garlic 3-4 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, or to taste 2 Serrano chiles 1/2 Cup olive oil 1 Teaspoon cumin salt to taste Frittata Ingredients: 2-3 Tablespoons olive oil 1 Small red onion, chopped 1 Medium yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 Medium red potatoes, […]

Easy Quesadilla Recipe

Quesadillas (CC photo by bdebaca courtesy of Flickr) A classic quesadilla is basically a corn tortilla with some melted cheese inside. But, as you know, you’ll often find quesadillas filled with chicken (pollo), potatoes (papas), chile poblano (rajas), mushrooms (champiñones), squash flower (flor de calabaza), chorizo, and even cecina (beef or pork). In Mexico, quesadillas […]

Chicken Enchiladas Verdes

Chicken Enchiladas (CC photo by slocreedler courtesy of Flickr) Ingredients: 2 Lbs Tomatillos (about 14 medium) 2 Serrano chile peppers 1 White onion, coarsely chopped 2 Cloves garlic 1 Cup cilantro Salt to taste Pepper to taste 1 Tablespoon lard or oil 1/3 Cup chicken stock 1/4 – 1/3 Cup oil 12-16 Corn tortillas 2 […]

Mexican Bread Styles

If there is something that Mexicans look for to eat at the time for breakfast or dinner is a delicious piece of sweet bread. In Mexico, bread come right after tortillas as the second most eaten food in the country. Now, we are not talking about bread that is sold in plastic bags at the […]

Mexican Tamales

Tamales (CC photo by Suzanne Barbezat) Tamales are definitely considered a classic Mexican Dish, handed down from generations of long ago and still an important part of the daily diet of many Mexican families.  The name tamal comes from the word in Nahuatl “tamalli,” which means “wrapped.” It is not surprising to find a guy […]