The recipe for Enchiladas Suizas (Swiss Enchiladas)

The enchiladas that are referred to in Mexico as Swiss Enchiladas have nothing to do with Switzerland! Why are the Swiss Enchiladas called this way then? It is true that every country creates an impression in other countries collective minds and the popular '70s tv series "Heidi", along with some popular Swiss culinary traditions that have spread beyond Switzerland's borders... all this has created an impression on the Mexicans that Switzerland was indeed the land of dairy products. This authentic enchilada recipe uses a lot of milk and cheese as ingredients so this inspired the creators of this mexican recipe to name it that way.

Enchiladas Suizas

Recipe for Enchiladas Suizas

Ingredients for 6 guests:

For the sauce:
* 2 lb. Green tomatoes (tomatillos)
* 1 onion
* 4 dry chicken broth cubes
* 2 cups milk
* 1 bunch fresh cilantro

For the filling and enchilada:
* 30 corn tortillas for enchiladas
* 2 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped

To accompany this meal:
* 8 slices of manchego cheese or chihuahua
* red tomato
* Lettuce
* Refried beans


1- In a pot put the tomatillos to boil in boiling water; wait for the tomatillos to change color and that's when you turn off the heat of the stove, so that the tomatillos finish cooking with only the heat left in the water, while you carry out the other step.

2- In a skillet, cook the onion until they become translucent. Remove the cooked onion and put it in the blender bowl and gradually blend to liquefy the onion with the cilantro and the tomatillos.

3- In the same pan where you cooked the onion, pour the milk and what you liquefied in the blender, stir over medium heat setting until the milk sauce thickens and the sauce becomes smooth, thick and homogenous.

4- Wrap the chicken with tortilla previously slightly cooked in a drizzle of hot oil. Place 5 enchiladas in each dish (or any desired amount), pour the hot sauce over the enchiladas sprinkle some cheese over and set to broil in the oven. Next to the enchiladas scoop some nice refried beans and then lettuce with a tomato slice (for a nice presentation).

5- If you have some leftover sauce you can freeze it or if you like spicy blend a jalapeño chile and use the sauce for green chilaquiles, but instead of sprinkle the chicken with melted cheese, fresh cheese and sour cream.

Buen Provecho!

a hot pepper