Carrie Fountain’s “New Mexican Heart” Red Chile Enchiladas
Photography by Melanie Grizzel
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I highly recommend wearing food-prep gloves while handling chile pods, no matter how mild—especially if you wear contact lenses or have sensitive skin.
As an alternative (especially when serving a number of guests), Fountain makes a casserole out of the dish by coating the bottom of a lasagna pan with sauce, then lining the pan with sauce-dipped tortillas. She follows with cheese, onions, more sauce and tops with cheese. To make this a very New Mexican meal, she says, add a fried egg to the top of each serving and serve with sour cream, refried beans and Spanish rice.