Enchiladas Research Paper

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If you love Mexican food, you have eaten enchiladas. Enchiladas are available at many Mexican food restaurants, but also at restaurants that offer Tex-Mex meals. You can buy them in the store fresh or frozen to make quickly at home. Tex-Mex and Mexican food are very much the same and different; yet, they remain more similar than people know. “Tex-Mex is practically new in the grand structure of world cuisines (it’s only been around for about 150 years), it's still evolving” (Fain 153). Anyone from Texas has heard of cheese enchiladas found all over Texas and Mexico. A lot of Texans miss this dish when traveling or living in a different part of the country. You can order this dish from other states, but they do not prepare them the same way and they do not taste as delicious. We have put our own unique imprint on this dish in Texas, and nothing is better than a plate of cheese enchiladas. This recipe makes four to six servings. A …show more content…
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a glass or nonstick baking dish. In a non-stick or cast iron pan heat oil or lard on a medium heat. Place each white or yellow corn tortilla in the hot oil one at a time and place on a paper towel to drain excess oil. Place the tortillas in a warmer or cloth and wrap them to stay warm. “If you are feeling homesick, this dish will make you feel like you are in Texas” (Fain 153). Now, dip the tortillas in the chili sauce and remove excess. The tortilla must be soft and pliable to add the ingredients. Take each tortilla and place a ¼ cup of cheddar cheese, diced onions to your liking, and roll the tortillas and place in baking dish. Top enchiladas with remaining chili sauce, cheese and onions. Bake them for 15 minutes until bubbling or golden brown. Remove from oven and enjoy. “Sure, you may have had cheese enchiladas, but unless you had them in Texas, they probably didn’t taste like these”

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