Guatemalan Food — Chilaquilas

Rudy Giron: Guatemalan gastronomy &emdash; Guatemalan Food- Chilaquilas

Guatemalan chilaquilas [spelled chilaquiles sometimes] are a simple and economic dish, a staple of the Guatemalan gastronomy. The most common ingredient is güisquil, better known elsewhere as chayote, but you can also prepare them with ichintal [the chayote root] or even with plain tortillas. Basically, you take two slices of güisquil and put some fresh queso de capas in between them and cover with egg batter and fry. Serve with some hot tomato salsa and sprinkle some dry cheese. If you can not find the Guatemalan cheeses, substitute with panela cheese for the inside and parmesan cheese for the topping. ¡Buen provecho!

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