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The history of enchiladas can be found pre-Colombian times when the Mayas first invented the tortilla. In the time of the Aztecs, they would wrap tortillas around small fish or other bits of meat. There is also evidence that they would fry the tortillas in grease, then put them on a plate and pour salsa over the top, add cheese, then another tortilla, cheese, salsa and so on. They would then top the stacked enchilada with a fried egg and some lettuce.
The history of enchiladas is actually quite interesting. It’s progressional history, I might say. We have taken an ancient dish, gave it a name; (in 1885, the word enchilada first appeared in print, meaning “chili filled”) and transformed it. We now stuff tortillas with cheese, shrimp, beef, pork, and the most famous of all, the chicken enchiladas. We have taken something from the past, and brought it through to the future. The Tex Mex enchiladas that are drowning in red sauce are a far cry from the Aztec times, but the enchilada has survived anyway.(claimjumper.com)
Carne Asada Burrito, Chicken Enchildas
If you live in California or Texas then you definitely have had your fair share of Mexican food.
You probably have a few favorite Mexican restaurants that you dine at on a regular basis; and you even have your favorite dishes that you order regardless of the Mexican dinner location.
Maybe you like dry burritos, or wet burritos, or taquitos or tacos…
Bottom line, Mexican food is delicious and here in the Bay Area we have many restaurants to choose from and you will see me write about my fav’s here and again.
Today we will talk about one of these restaurants close to my stomachs heart and that is Mendoza’s Restaurant in San Jose, Ca.
Let’s talk about it…