Friday, May 14, 2010

Daring Cooks: A lesson in epic fail

Our hosts this month, Barbara of Barbara Bakes and Bunnee of Anna+Foodhave chosen a delicious Stacked Green Chile & Grilled Chicken Enchilada recipe in celebration of Cinco de Mayo! The recipe, featuring a homemade enchilada sauce was found on and written by Robb Walsh.

My second daring cooks challenge did not come out like it was supposed to. Unfortunately, it was all my fault. I thought I was better than I am. I thought I had developed magical dough handling skills over night. Alas, it was not so. The recipe had plenty of things I'd never done before: roasting chile's (I used jalapenos. Why? Cuz they were both green and I didn't see anaheim chile's when I was shopping) and working with tomatillo's. But that wasn't enough for me, I decided I needed to make my own corn tortillas. And that's where it all went wrong. My tortilla's came out horribly! They were hard, too thick, and it took me almost 20 minutes to do each one. I ended up only making six tortilla's and then I fried them and made green chile and grilled chicken tostadas.

We ended up using the rest of the chicken and sauce in other recipes throughout the week. I can't wait for next months challenge because I need to redeem myself. Look at that pitiful picture, I'm ashamed.


K. Rock said...

Making tortillas?! Wow. That is quite a task to take on. Sorry it didn't go so well for you. If it's any consolation, those tortillas look like they would make a lovely pie crust :)

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