CHILAQUILES

CHILIQUILES

Chilaquiles is a traditional breakfast or brunch dish in Pacoima.  I grew up in Pacoima, California. Pacoima is the Land of Dreams located in the San Fernando Valley. Crystal Jackson has written a documentary on Pacoima. Check out my home town at Pacoima Stories.  Here is my world-renowned chilaquiles recipe.

CHILAQUILES

First things first, cut 5-6 corn tortillas in quarters and fry them until they are light brown and crispy, remove from the oil drain on paper towels set aside. 6 slices of bacon, fry until crispy then crumble, 2 cups prepared avocado salsa, 8 ounces shredded Mexican blend cheese, 1 garlic clove, minced, 1/4 cup yellow onion, sliced, 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, leaves only, chopped, 2 ounces cotija cheese, crumbled, 1 large avocado, thinly sliced, 6 eggs, 4 green onions, thinly sliced.

Get out the skillet, add 2 teaspoons of oil, add the onions and cook until they are translucent and sightly browned around the edges, add the garlic and stir. Add the avocado salsa and heat up to a simmer. Add the tortillas and coat them in the sauce.  Add the bacon, cheese, and cilantro.  Break the eggs on top cook until the yolks are runny and the whites are set.  Serve with the crumbled cotija cheese, avocado slices, and sliced green onions.  Serve Hot

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