What are Chilaquiles and Why Are They So Good?
Chilaquiles (chee-lah-KEE-lehs) – Sometimes called a poor man’s dish because it was created for using up leftovers.
A while ago I posted a recipe for Coconut Chicken from a good friend Daniela who is from Venezuela. The response was so great that I asked her to send me more. Daniela is from Venezuela and is teaching me some traditional recipes.
Here is what she told me about this recipe.
Chilaquiles are from Mexico. When I was living in Mexico City at the Embassy of Venezuela, I tried them and loved them. They are very easy to make and very good. Mexicans make them in different ways and cut the tortillas a little different but you decide how you want to cut them. I learned to make them this way and all my friends love them. Also you can call them Chilaquiles Elegantes which means Luxury Chilaquiles.