Tuesday, February 5, 2008

My comfort foods, and I am tired today!

I am exhausted today. My eyes want to shut but I know my work will not appreciate that. So I force them open and I am trying to look alert and awake. I have class tonight as well, and I am definitely having some caffeine a la low carb style. I was woken up this morning by my very ill fiancé. He was running a high fever and was having the chills. So I got up(it was around five) I got dressed and ran to Walgreens to get him some much needed cold and flu medication. I feel for him as I have just finished being sick a few weeks ago, and this flu is brutal. So brutal mine turned into Bronchitis.

On the low carb front, I have been making some new recipes. I have made beer battered chicken, with buffalo sauce. What I did was use some oat flour, egg, and low carb beer. I am not using any measurements as I eyed it…but I guess ½ cup of oat flour, 2 eggs, and ½ low carb beer. Prep the deep fryer; dunk the chicken in the batter. What you get is some tasty fried beer battered chicken. My fiancĂ© loves this recipe. You can also use the batter to fry up zucchini …

Another recipe that has given me comfort is a Mexican dish my grandmother used to make when she visited. It is soooooo good and has a funny name, Chilaquiles.

This I how you make them…you can also add some shredded chicken…I like mine as is. This recipe makes one serving.

What you need:

2 low carb tortillas


3 eggs

Pato sauce (Mexican spicy sauce) or if you need to tomato sauce works ok….

Lots of cheese you can use mozzarella or cheddar, or both!

What you do is get two low carb tortillas and cut up the tortillas in small triangles. Next heat up a pan with some oil (any kind) Fry up the tortillas, drain oil. Then scramble your three eggs and add to the pan. Once eggs are scrambled add pato sauce, enough to taste. Add cheese on top and let melt. What you get is an amazing dish exploding with flavor!!!


jeri said...

I make chilaquiles all the time. They are so delicious. I use corn tortillas and I usually make my own ranchero sauce for your pato sauce-do you think it is the same thing?
I enjoy your blog!

cc1sillygoose said...

Hi Jeri, Yes corn tortillas are the traditional way, so is the homemade ranchero sauce. I am sure the ranchero sauce is much better. Yet if you are making chilaquiles in a hurry pato sauce taste good too, and low carb tortillas make a great subsitute for a low carb lifestyle :) Thanks for the nice comment and have a great Friday!!!

iheartchocolate said...

this sounds fantatic! My grandparents (and father) are from Mexico too, but they are too far away for cooking inspiration. I may just have to borrow yours through blogs.