Chilaca chiles are mild dark green chiles. In this recipe the chiles are charred then torn into thin strips and blended with the rest of the ingredients and left to sit for 30 minutes. Cream and cheese is added to the chiles. This can be eaten as snack or as a side dish to chicken or fish. No cooking required!
This recipe reduces the fat compared to fried chips but still provides for a nice tasty tortilla chip. Tortillas can be cut into wedges for dipping or in strips for use in tortilla soup or chilaquiles.
Recipe for Candied Jalapeno Chiles. You can use these peppers as a condiment with a soft cheese such as Chevre, or to stuff in a sandwich.
Similar to sopes or huaraches, memelas are grilled thin masa cakes topped with beans, salsa, cabbage, guacamole and cheese. The toppings vary from recipe to recipe and its a good recipe to improvise using your favorites or whatever you have on hand. You can make the little masa cakes ahead of time and reheat them when you're ready to serve them.