(chee-lah-KEE-lehs) is a casual dish of leftover corn tortillas (or their
chips) and salsa that is interpreted many different ways by inventive Mexican
cooks. It can be made with red or green salsa, with an added dose of protein
from leftover chicken or beef, layered in a casserole like a lasagna, or served
in a soup bowl like the version below. Anyway you cook it, it’s always
not be pretty, but this dish of soggy tortilla chips in spiced-up tomato salsa
is a great dish for the morning after a big night out, like New Year’s. The fat
and spice in this rich dish are guaranteed to connect a few dots in the addled
brains of your guests, and best of all, everything but the fried egg can be
made a day in advance.
10 minutes, plus 35 minutes to make the Red Roasted Tomato Salsa, plus 10 minutes
for Fried Tortilla Chips, plus 2 hours for Chicken Stock
Yield: 4 servings
Red Roasted Tomato Salsa
Fried Tortilla Chips or bagged chips
(2 ounces) grated cheeses (añejo, manchego, or a mix)
tablespoons chopped red onion
serrano chiles, thinly sliced
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
the salsa, and stock in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the corn
chips, reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook, stirring frequently, until the
chips break up and soften, about 15 minutes. Stir in the cheese and remove from
the butter in a large nonstick skillet. Fry the eggs, sunny-side up, just until
set. Ladle the corn chip mixture onto 4 plates and sprinkle each with fresh
onion, chile, and cilantro. Top each with a fried egg. Serve immediately.
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