Tuesday, March 10, 2015

#VivaLaMorena Chipotles Make my Day ::Recipe:: #ad

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In our home we love eating homemade traditional meals. Most of the time we call on one of the GrandMa's to share their recipes for us. Especially when we are looking for good meatless alternatives. One of my personal favorites are "tortas de papa". I know you are probably imagining these huge "bolillos" stuffed with potatoes but nope. What they are is little round potatoe patties covered in egg and slightly browned in oil.  For this recipe I decided to bring out some traditional flavors and created a tomatoe and chipotle based "caldillo" or sauce. So, my mini-me and I went to our local La Michoacana Meat Market to purchase some La Morena Chipotles & La Morena sliced jalapeños. You know just to add a little kick to our delicious dinner. 

What you will need to create this meatless meal:
  • 2-3 large potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • tomatoes
  • 1- can of  La Morena chipotle chiles 
  • seasonings~garlic salt and pepper
  • onion and garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of bouillon
  • 2 cups of water  

First, I set my potatoes to boil. I usually don't add seasoning here. 

Then I start with my sauce. I blend; tomatoes, 1 clove of garlic, a couple of slices of onion and the 2 tablespoons of bouillon and depending on how spicy you want it to be, I add about 1/2 a can of La Morena chipotles. I blend it all with about 2 cups of water. Depending on the consistency I might add more water if it's too thick. You want the sauce to be thin like a soup. 

I then put the sauce in a pan to simmer while I prepare my potatoes patties. 

I add the 2 eggs to a bowl and scramble them until the yoke is completely blended. And, set them aside.

Once the potatoes are cooked and soft I peel and mash them, lumpy are my favorites so I try not to mash them too much. I add garlic salt and pepper to taste. I then grab about a small handful of the potatoes and mold them by hand into small round semi-flat patties. I cover them lightly with egg and  in a small already prepared pan with some oil I lightly brown the patties.  

Your patties and caldillo are complete. If you want to make it a good all around healthy meal you can place them on top of some brown rice. For my children today, I made spaghetti and added the patties on top. They can also be paired with your favorite lentil soup or lima bean soup. Both traditional for this season. 

I've shared my favorite traditional flavors. I'd love to hear about yours! Leave a comment sharing some of your favorite meatless meals during this season.

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