I thought I send a challenge to help out during this cold and inclosed week ahead. I am sending you the recipe and a how to video for Chilaquilas de Güisquil and I challenge you to do them during this week an post your pictures on the Guatemalan Genes facebook page!!
You might have seen on Mexican restaurant menus "Chilaquiles", well they are a completely different thing that the Guatemalan Chilaquilas (such is the case of Enchiladas which I have already blogged about).
There are two kinds of chilaquilas: Chilaquilas de Tortilla y Chilaquilas de Güisquil. Today I will share the latter ones.
Güisquil is not your everyday in the store vegetable but I have seen it at Target and Walmart and you are almost sure to find it in a Mexican store. You will probably find it by the name of CHAYOTE (that is the Mexican word).
Queso Fresco or Panela (I usually get Cacique brand at Walmart)
Oil to fry
Peel and slice the güisquil in 1/2 cm thick slices. Steam them or cook them in a waterless system, they should be al dente. Let them cool.
Beat the egg whites then add the egg yolks.
Slice the cheese and make a "cheese sandwich" using the slices of güisquil as bread. Dip each "sandwhich" in the egg and fry.