Did you know that there are over 24,000 Mexican restaurants in the US alone? Mexican food is incredibly popular, and it has become both a staple and comfort food for many. Here is a list of how to make several popular Mexican food dishes, as well as interesting facts about their origins.
Tamales were first created by Mesoamerican groups. The ancient Mayan and Aztec people of Middle and South America prepared tamales as early as 8,000 BC. They made for easily transportable food, as the tamale is a starchy dough wrapped in a leaf. Today, they can be eaten for any meal, and tamale recipes direct people to wrap ingredients such as dough, salsa, and mole together in a corn husk, then steam to cook.
This food originated in the Valley of Mexico, where people would eat tortillas rolled around fish. Today, the enchilada is rolled around fillings such as vegetables, cheese, meats, beans, chicken, or combinations of different fillings. It is traditionally covered with a chili pepper sauce. The tortillas are easy to make and require flour, baking powder, salt, water and shortening. Once you have made the tortillas, roll it around any fillings you like. Cheese is recommended.
3. Como hacer flan?
How do you make flan custard? Flan originated in France and Spain, and traveled over to Mesoamerica and became its own unique Mexican treat. It is a custard dessert served with soft caramel on the top. Como hacer flan? You will need sugar, milk, sweet condensed milk, eggs, cream, and cornstarch for this recipe. The sugar is melted in order to become the caramel topping, and the rest of the ingredients need to be blended and poured into a mold, baked, then refrigerated for several hours.
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