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Bachelor Style Enchiladas are definitely are good. They are also quick, easy, and do not mess up every pot in the kitchen. I know there are a lot of men out there who are excellent cooks. It seems the ones I know only think they are excellent cooks. They do hold a few cards that can surprise you however. This Bachelor Style Enchiladas is one of those recipes. Why are the majority of professional chefs men, yet there are so many bachelors that don’t cook, or if they do it comes from a box or off a BBQ grill? My brother is what I would call a “professional” bachelor. He can cook well enough to keep himself fed, and to feed a date with what might seem like a more complicated dish than these enchiladas.
Softening Corn Tortilla:
In a separate small sauce pan over medium-high heat, heat the vegetable oil until it bubbles when a small piece of tortilla is places into it. To soften a corn tortilla, grab it with tongs, place it in hot corn oil in a skillet, turn almost immediately and then hold up to drain (you want to soften the tortilla not cook it). Remove to a paper towel to drain.
Microwave: You can also heat them in the microwave if the oil part is a problem for you. To Microwave, place no more than 4 tortillas in at a time, arranged in a circular pattern with the edges barely overlapping. Heat for 20 seconds, turn them over and heat for 10 more seconds.
Cast-Iron Pan: A large cast-iron frying pan can be used instead. Place tortillas, so they do not overlap, on a medium-hot cast-iron griddle or in a heavy frying pan over medium-high heat. Turn frequently until soft and hot (about 30 seconds on each side).
These corn tortillas are served in the stacked method. Place a spoonful of the soup mixture onto the plate, cover with a tortilla, some cheese (per individual liking), and repeat the mixture, chicken, cheese then tortilla until you have the desired number of enchiladas. Top the final enchilada with more cheese, diced onion and a spoonful of salsa.
These enchiladas go well with a side of homemade Guacamole or some shredded lettuce on top.
Makes 8 servings.
More Delicious Enchilada Recipes:
Enchiladas with Green Sauce (Enchiladas con Salsa Verde)