So, I pulled them out of the oven, the tasty turkey enchiladas that take care of the leftover Christmas turkey. And although I coated the dished with a film of enchilada sauce, there seems to be a tight cohesive bond between the tortillas and the dish.
So, my question is, am I better of to let everything cool, and then perform the enchiladaectomy, or should I do it while it’s hot and bonded?
I scraped around the dish perimeter and tried to separate the individual tortillas, but the bottom seems thermonuclear bonded.
It seems to be hit or miss for me. They seem to stick about half the time. I have had good luck using giant pasta shells instead tortillas, but then that’s using the the term ‘enchilada’ a bit loosely. They were very good, but it’s a bit different. I wouldn’t invite people over for enchiladas and serve those unless I gave them a heads up. But for the record, they’re not ‘offensive’ but they’ll catch you off guard.
It worked well. They didn’t stick, it was easy to get them out, I didn’t start at the pan saying “Did I lay them in this way or that way” only to cut across all of them. I liked it.
Anyway, like I said, I scraped around the perimeter and was wondering how to proceed. Mostly people would tell you to get them separated ASAP. I think leaving them to cool for a while is beneficial, but this is only anecdotal.
I let them cool for a while. I’m still not sure what the answer is.
Well, there’s your problem! You’re supposed to use corn tortillas for enchiladas!
Sorry. The thread puzzled me until this point; I’ve never known the tortillas in enchiladas to stick to the pan. So…I suppose my only useful input here is to use corn tortillas in the future. They don’t stick.
It is how they prepare them at every Chicago area taqueria I’ve seen and that’s a few. There are going to be varying levels of ‘authenticity’, of course, but enchiladas are prepared to order on the griddle. My impression was actually that the saucy cheesy baked ones are TexMex versions but I could be wrong here.
Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve even seen corn tortillas here. I’m not kidding. They show up as hard pieces of crap in taco kits, and the like. What do they look like packaged fresh? What brand name?
Seriously. I think I’ve just discovered an unknown cultural divide. Corn tortillas are not available in supermarkets here in my part of Canada. This could become a completely separate thread at this point. Weird.