Yes here in Texas we celebrate anything to do with food and/or drink and Cinco de Mayo is a holiday meant for that. It is technically Mexican Independence Day but we gringos use it as a day to drink Mexican beer and eat Tex-Mex. So today I give you recipes that are Tex-Mex inspired.
Margaritas to Die For
|1.||Snap the tops off of the dried chilies, and place in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 15 minutes. Drain the water, and place chilies into a food processor or blender with the garlic and salt. Puree until smooth. Press sauce through a strainer, and set aside.|
|2.||Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Soak each tortilla in the sauce, then place in the hot oil. Turn over almost immediately, and fry for about 5 seconds on the other side. Remove to a plate that is lined with paper towels. The easiest way to do this is to fry the tortillas and stack them directly on top of each other until you have fried them all. This will keep the tortillas pliable until you are ready to fill them.|
|3.||Take one fried tortilla at a time, and fill with about 2 tablespoons of the queso fresco. Roll up, and place seam side down on a plate. Place three of these on each plate. Top in the following order: Start with a layer of sour cream, then a small handful of lettuce, three tomato slices, 2 more tablespoons of queso fresco, and finally, 1 tablespoon of green onions.|
***I use strawberries instead of cherries, I don't like cherries that much.
All recipes came from Allrecipes.com
Have a great Tuesday
*****It was brought to my attention by my so call Friend that Mexican Independence day is 16 de septiembre according to Wiki here is the Link for what Cinco de Mayo really is. I will admit that I am wrong and Jen :P