Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Potato Cheese Enchilada

Enchiladas have always fascinated me. They are the perfect answer in the quest for a menu that does not feature rice. If you love cheese and potatoes this is a dish, you do not want to miss. Conveniently, Washington Post's recipe section featured it last week. The kiddies coined a word for the dish - Gooey Goodness. Not a peep from the adult or kiddies in the household. It disappeared without a trace.

Update: This year happens to be the International Year of the Potato, and Sia from Monsoon Spice is holding a wonderful event Ode to Potato. This lovely dish is going to participate in her event but with a Warning - she may look at it but not taste it, she is on a diet you see :)

I also hear that DK from DK's Culinary Bazaar is organizing a Potato Fe(a)st. So off this goes to participate there.

Recipe Source: Washinton Post Recipe Finder


1. 3 Medium Sized Potatoes, peeled cubed and boiled to fork tender in salted water
2. 1 1/2 Coriander leaves washed and chopped
3. 1/4 Cup Shredded Cheddar/Monterey Jack Cheese
4. 1/4 tbsp red chili powder (optional)
Mix the above and set aside


For the Sauce
5. 1 Can Enchilada Sauce (10 oz)
6. 1 Medium Sized Onion chopped
7. 4 garlic cloves chopped
8. 1 tsp cumin powder
9. 1/2 tbsp Chili powder

Ready for the oven

Sauce Preparation
a. Heat about a tsp oil in a skillet, when hot add the onions and garlic and saute till translucent
b. Add the cumin and chili powders.
c. Add the Enchilada Sauce along with a cup of water.
d. Let it boil for about 10 minutes.
e. Check for salt and heat and adjust

10. 8 Tortillas
11. 1/2 Cup of Grated Gruyere Cheese + Cheddar/Monteray Jack Cheese

Hot and ready to eat

1. Take a baking dish and spray with oil.
2. Spread some of the prepared Enchilada sauce on the bottom
3. Heat the tortilla
4. Set some of the potato mixture in the midldle and roll.
5. Place on the baking dish.
6. Repeat for all of the tortillas, stacking them tightly in the baking dish
7. Pour the sauce over the tortillas.
8. Sprinkle the cheese evenly on top.
9. Bake in a preheated 400F oven for 20 minutes.

Serve and enjoy, Gooey Goodness indeed.


  1. Enchilada looks perfect. Great dish for the dinner. Thanks for sharing.

  2. OMGoodness ISG!!! I want to come for supper pleeease :):)

    That looks so delicious, could pick it right up from the screen :)

  3. I eat a lot of rice too and this dish would be a nice change for sure. I've also been cooking with Gruyere more of late. Yum!

  4. First time here..pic looks yummy..It would hav tasted goog,,Thanks for sharing

  5. It has never struck me that potatoes can be used in enchiladas. Thanks for the idea ISG. There are couple of potato events going on at Sia's and DK's. You submit this.

  6. Trust the kids to come up with an apt name! It sure looks lipsmackingly good!

  7. Sia has announced an "Ode to Potato" event. Why don't u send this in for that???

  8. OMG! That is SO sinful!!!

  9. Cheese and potatoes?! You're killing me :D I want some of that now (it is 5:05 am)

  10. this is so unfair indo... i am trying to avoid all cheesy and greasy foods. yup, this girl is on diet but u surely not helping me:(

  11. Thats right, I will send this right over to Sia.

  12. I adore potatoes, cheese and enchiladas so imagine me looking that perfect dish!! Looks so yum and hey you can send it over to Sia's potato event

  13. ISG - the enchilada looks just like the one which I ate last week here in a Mexican Restaurant.- wrapped with lots n lots of cheese..:) the pics are just droolworthy dear..:D.. U can also send it to Dhivya 's(@ Culinary Bazaar) - "The Potato Fe(a)st".. I am sure it wud be great entry..:)

    ~ Siri

  14. yummmm, that is one appetising plate of cheese n potato goodness :)

  15. Wow ! it looks just i used to had in restaurants when i was in India. You made it easy to make with nice pictures.
    thanks a lot for sharing ISG :) .

  16. Looks great! I love the way you have added an Indian taste to these lovely looking enchiladas!

  17. I'm dumbfolded. All I can say is AWESOME. Just great. Stunning presentation. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

  18. the enchiladas look so delicious.......and they are my fav mexican food.
    I always wanted to make some but never had the guts to venture....this has given me some confidence for the next time

  19. That looks great!! and you can send it in for the tonnes of potato events going on in blogs these days:)

  20. I like the idea but I don't digest cheese that well :(

  21. This is GOOD! Would love to join you for dinner :).

  22. excellent enchilada ...awesome ...looks very yummy

  23. you wicked wicked girl :P
    thank you indo for this delicious entry:)

  24. slurp slurp Some for me ?????

  25. Oven baked Tortillas filled with potatoes mixture topped with sauce and oodles of cheese! Now if thats not heaven then what else is! Lip smacking entry..thank u ISG

  26. I am simply amazed at how this dish caught everybody's attention. Cheese and Potatoes no doubt very popular ingredients.

    Linda, you are welcome anytime for dinner and so is anybody who wants to join the party. This dish so quick and easy to put together, I don't even need a heads up :)


  28. Gooey Goodness, indeed -- a nice change of pace from meat entrees, too. Definitely drool-worthy photo!


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