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How to make POTOSINAS Enchiladas – ORIGINAL Recipe (with video)

26 mayo, 2021

When talking about enchiladas we must know that they exist for all tastes. In Mexico, each state has its own particular variant, all of them with such different characteristics that make them special and delicious, always preserving the essential characteristic of being corn tortillas covered with chili. The state of San Luis Potosí It is no exception, as it has its own style of enchiladas, which are called “enchiladas potosinas.” These have the particularity that they are fried and the corn dough is mixed with the prepared sauce, in this way a reddish dough with a strong chili flavor is obtained, but simply delicious.

We invite you to stay with us so that you know how to make enchiladas potosinas, which are practical, fast, simple and very inexpensive, everyone at home will love them!

4 diners
Main dish
Low difficulty

Ingredients to make Potosine Enchiladas:

How to make Potosine Enchiladas:


Take the ancho peppers, already clean, and place them on a hot griddle to cook them until they are perfectly roasted on both sides.

Potosine Enchiladas Recipe - Step 1


Place them in a bowl of hot water and let them rest for about 20 minutes. After this time, remove from the water and reserve a moment to continue with the preparation of the Potosine enchiladas.

Potosine Enchiladas Recipe - Step 2


In the meantime, Melt butter in a hot pan over medium heat and add the finely chopped onion to fry it. Add a pinch of salt. Once the onion is transparent, remove it from the heat and set it aside for a moment.

Potosine Enchiladas Recipe - Step 3


After the chilli rest time, mash them with the garlic, a piece of onion and a pinch of salt. Take a tablespoon of this sauce and add it to the sautéed onion, also adding the fresh cheese, and mix these ingredients perfectly.

Potosine Enchiladas Recipe - Step 4


On the other hand, take the rest of the sauce and add it to the corn dough to mix perfectly until a reddish mass is obtained.

Potosine Enchiladas Recipe - Step 5


If you have a tortilla maker handy, place a ball of dough in it and flatten it with medium force to form the tortilla. If you don’t have an omelette machine, you can use two plates with smooth bases to place the dough ball between them and press.

Potosine Enchiladas Recipe - Step 6


Fill the enchiladas potosinas placing a little of the onion and cheese mixture on one side.

Potosine Enchiladas Recipe - Step 7


Close the enchiladas and place them on the hot griddle to cook them. It should be very hot when you add the enchilada so that it cooks evenly.

Potosine Enchiladas Recipe - Step 8


So that the Potosine enchiladas acquire the golden consistency, you will have to fry them in a pan with plenty of hot oil. They will take approximately 15 minutes to be ready.

Potosine Enchiladas Recipe - Step 9


When they are golden brown, remove them from the oil and remove the excess fat with absorbent paper. The original potosine enchiladas they are served hot, so that you can already enjoy them.

Potosine Enchiladas Recipe - Step 10


Our Mexican cook, Paola, also shows you in this video the step-by-step of Potosino enchiladas, so you can review it if you have any questions.

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With what are the enchiladas potosinas accompanied

To accompany the enchiladas potosinas you can add sliced ​​white onion and a little fresh cheese. Likewise, it is a good option to pour some sour cream, prepare some Mexican guacamole and homemade tortilla chips. On the other hand, there are those who accompany the Potosine enchiladas with slices of tomato or avocado.

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