Chilaquiles de Guajillo

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 4
Chilaquiles de Guajillo

Roast the chiles on a hot griddle or in a hot skillet until fragrant, 30 seconds. Remove them to a bowl of hot water to soak until softened, 15 minutes. Drain.


Meanwhile place the tomatoes in a large saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil, cooking until softened, about 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and let cool, then core.


Place the tomatoes, chiles, onion and garlic in a blender and puree. Strain through a coarse strainer or sieve. Pour into a saucepan and simmer 15 minutes. Set aside.


In a large skillet, heat the oil to 275 degrees and fry the tortillas until slightly firm, a few seconds each side. Remove to paper towels and drain.


Drain off the excess oil from the skillet. Add the sauce and the tortillas, stirring to combine, and simmer until the tortilla strips are softened, 5 minutes.


Serve the chilaquiles on a platter, sprinkled with the queso fresco and decorated with the onion slices and parsley.

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