I love Mexican food, if you haven’t guess already. I try to avoid the deep fried things most of the time because resturants use regular vegetable oil or non organic lard. The fat of an animal contains a high concentration of all the hormones, antibiotics and toxins that they are feed and injected with. So many harmful things going into your body. Since I don’t have a good source of tallow or lard I was happy to find organice no-hydrogenated palm shortening as an amazing alternative. It is also a good option for vegans and vegetarians who want to get away from all that processed, refined, hydrogenated stuff. Now because of palm shortening I am happy to enjoy some delicious Mexican delights like, chilequilas, tamales and sopes.
A couple weeks ago I treated myself to one of my favorite breakfasts for lunch. Chilequlas, huevos divorciados, frijoles y papas fritas. What is all that you might ask? Chilequilas are fresh chips coverd with salsa so that they are soft, a great way to use those stale corn tortillas. Huevos divorcados are “Divorced Eggs” two eggs, one with a green salsa and the other with a red salsa. Frijoles-beans. Papa fritas-hashbrowns. When you have them all on one plate they make a wonderful meal!
Left over corn tortillas cut into fourths
1. Heat the shortening until boiling.
2. Put the corn tortillas triangles in the liquid shortening and fry until crispy. You will have to fry these in multiple batches.
3. Cover with our choice of salsa and queso fresco.
Plate the chilequias, huevos divorcidos and serve with refried beans, hash browns and sliced avocados.