Friday, May 4, 2012

Cinco de Mayo: Recipes for a holiday-inspired feast

Cinco de Mayo: Recipes for a holiday-inspired feast..

Cinco de Mayo, the anniversary of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory during the Franco-Mexican War, has become prime time for Americans to celebrate some of the more festive and tasty elements of Mexican cuisine. consider the May 5 holiday, coupled with warmer weather, as the perfect opportunity to explore traditional Mexican dishes.Start your day with our recommendation:Chilaquiles Tortilla chips, sauce, crema and cheese are compulsory components of chilaquiles. But there are certain liberties that individual cooks take; a fried or poached egg can be placed atop the assembled chilaquiles; or cooked, shredded chicken or fried chorizo may be tossed with the chips.
The crema should be thin enough to drizzle over the finished chilaquiles. If it is too thick, add buttermilk or cream as needed.

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