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02-12-2006, 09:46 AM
but the book doesn't specify how many tortillas the recipe makes.
Is it one big tortilla that I cut into 2 at the end, or does it make a few of them that I cut into 2? In one part, it refers to tortillas (single) and then right afterwards, it refers to tortillaS (plural) :confused: just want to make sure?
02-12-2006, 09:51 AM
Generally the recipe is for two. You will have one tray-sized tortilla and then it is cut in half and folded over the filling.
But once you get those two made, you can always cut them into smaller portions, which is what I did when I first made them for the family. DH and I split one of the halves in half and the kids who were trying it for the first time, I split the other half into quarters. The second time I made them, made sure I doubled the batch since they all loved it and wanted more! ;)
02-12-2006, 10:01 AM
Here are some photos from when I went to training where Alissa was filling and folding them so you can get more of a visual:
02-12-2006, 10:12 AM
Thank you SO much Rawkinlocks - and those pics helped out tremendously.
<------- toodles off to make the enchiladas
02-12-2006, 10:13 AM
You're welcome! Hope you enjoy them! :)
02-12-2006, 04:33 PM
aaaaahhhh! I just tasted the enchilada part when it finished dehydrating - and it tastes bitter! <waaaaah!!>
What did I do wrong?? Will it possilby go away after I fill them?
02-12-2006, 04:36 PM
what kind of corn did you use?
02-12-2006, 04:52 PM
I used fresh corn that i bought yesterday and froze in a ziplock bag overnight
02-12-2006, 07:29 PM
I have to say, I tried making this once and it wasn't my favorite. I'll experiment with it more, I'm sure. But the filling, the way it's shredded in the food processor, was really good and I can see a LOT of uses for that!
02-12-2006, 07:37 PM
Well, I tried it with fresh corn and then with fresh corn that was cut from the cob and frozen and each time, it was bitter. Then, the last time I made it I used frozen organic corn and it turned out much better! Yeah, the corn was probably blanched, but that's what did the trick for me and if I intend to make this recipe, I'll have to just allow the blanched, frozen organic corn because using fresh corn makes it unappetizing to me.
Was the fresh corn organic? Just wondering what the exact cause is.
02-12-2006, 07:54 PM
That's a good thought Doe...when "I" used the fresh corn, it was NOT organic, so this very well could have been the case. Next time I try the recipe, I will try it with ORGANIC fresh, then frozen corn and see what happens!
02-12-2006, 10:08 PM
My corn wasn't organic either, but I have a suspicion that it might be the groundf lax that I dislike when it's dehydrated. Could that be a cause?
I made the corn chips a few weeks back, and they were delicious (one i got used to the taste of dehydrated onion) but that was with pre-packaged corn - just like Rawkinlocks.
I made some guacomole and sourcream to eat along with the enchiladas, hoping that they would mask the bitterness, but sadly, that only helped me through a few bites and then it was just waaaaay too bitter and I couldn't eat any more. :(
Sorry this happened to you Apples'nAvos. Glad you posted it though. You could save others from the same dissapointment.
02-12-2006, 10:24 PM
It's the corn. I mean, I've done things with ground flax (crackers, cookies, etc.) and there was no bitterness. It's the inorganic, fresh corn once it's dehydrated.
Not sure if getting fresh organic will make a difference or not, but I truly believe it was the corn as I made the enchiladas twice with (inorganic) FRESH corn (frozen after shucking it) and it was bitter both times.
But again, this last time it was wonderful! Whenever I can find some organic corn on the cob, I will try it with that, even if half the recipe, and see what happens.
Maybe you could salvage at least the filling and put it in something else (lettuce leaves, cabbage leaves, collard leaves perhaps) and have with your guac, etc.?
02-12-2006, 10:29 PM
You have to use frozen corn for the enchiladas......frozen organic sweet corn. Alissa says in the recipe it does not taste right with fresh corn.
It's worth trying again with frozen sweet corn, truly it is!
I have made this dozens of times and have never had it bitter.
02-12-2006, 10:42 PM
I used fresh sweet corn I bought from wal-mart and it was not bitter at all.It was sooo good, I just did not like the filling with the shell together.
02-13-2006, 10:20 AM
SG - I saw that Alissa mentioned not to use fresh corn, but I assumed that she was referring to unfrozen corn kernels - did she mean for us to use store-bought frozen organic sweet corn as opposed to fresh corn that we freeze ourselves?
Apples'nAvos, Alissa has said in the past that she cuts and freezes her own. So unless it has changed ...
02-13-2006, 04:29 PM
When I was at her house she had frozen, organic corn from the health food store. I have just always used that and have never had a problem. Who knows. You know how it was with corn on the cob in the cooked world. Sometimes you would get some that was awfullllllllllll !!!
02-14-2006, 09:13 AM
Hmmm.... All this talk 'bout enchiladas again?! I guess I'll have to give em another try, but this time I'm gonna use store-bought frozen corn from the store instead and see if mine come out edible :rolleyes: :)
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