Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sweet Corn Restaurant Side

This is a re-creation of that scoop of sweet corn stuff they put on the side of your plate in Mexican Restaurants.  Don't know what it is called...

Beat together:
2 sticks butter
2/3 c corn flour (masa harina)
1/2 c water

Separate bowl mix:
1/2 c corn meal
2/3 c granulated sugar
1/4 c cream (I think milk would work)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Merge the two along with a bag (approx 3 cups) of corn (frozen or fresh), lightly chopped.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes in a 13 x 9 floating in another pan of water.

Brother Staples' Enchilada Sauce and Enchiladas

1 lg. can Tomato Sauce½ the can full of water
¼ to ½ cup Chili Powder (or more)2/3 cup Corn Starch
¾ c. Sugar¾ c. Vinegar
1 t. Oregano1 t. cumin
1 t. Garlic Powder1 T. + ¾ t. Salt
¼ t. Pepper2 -3 doz. Corn Tortillas
2 lbs. grated Cheese
1 medium Onion finely chopped
Shredded Lettuce
Sour Cream

Stir all dry ingredients together. Mix the tomato sauce and the water then add the dry ingredients.
Simmer on stove for several hours. While gravy is cooking get you tortillas ready and grate your cheese.
Finely chop 1 medium onion, shred lettuce and get out the sour cream.
Heat a flat skillet with oil and fry tortillas quickly on both sides (2 or 3 seconds is all).
Dip in the gravy on both sides, put on a plate and fill with cheese and onions if you want. Roll it up and put in a baking dish. Repeat until the pan is full and then spread some more gravy on top sprinkle with more grated cheese and onions and bake until the cheese melts.
Serve with whatever garnish you like and enjoy!

Brother Staples' Chili Verde

Hatch's Green Chiles - 2 x 16oz cans
Diced Tomatoes - 1 x 12oz can
Onion - 1 - diced
Chili Powder - 4 T
Cumin - 1 t
Garlic - 4 cloves, minced
Chicken Stock - 1/2 qt
Pork Roast 1-1/2 to 2 lb cubed
Cayenne Pepper - to taste
Salt - to taste

Cube pork & brown. Dice chilies and onion. Throw everything in a pot & cook on low for 5-7 hours. Eat it. Be happy.

(Especially good the next morning on breakfast eggs...)