Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mashed Potato Enchiladas, Apple Clafouti

Last night I made some garlicky mashed potatoes and used them as enchilada filling. It didn't turn out so great. The potatoes got dried out as the enchiladas baked in the oven. They weren't terrible or anything -- we still ate them, covered in a "queso" which helped somewhat with the dryness factor.

I'll have to play around with my recipe before I feel comfortable posting it. Maybe it's simply a matter of whipping more milk into the potatoes before I spoon them into the tortillas.

Dessert was more successful: apple clafouti from Vegan on the Cheap.

Tony described it as apple cornbread; I thought it was more like a fancy apple pancake. I liked that it wasn't extremely sweet. Jackson didn't care for it, which made me a little sad. But then I remembered that he eats apple pancakes for breakfast practically every morning, so he was probably just experiencing apple overload. Sometimes it's good to be reminded that he's his own little person who goes through different phases with food, just like anyone. One day he can't get enough of a certain food, and the next day he won't have anything to do with it. But that's normal -- sometimes I'm not in the mood for leftovers, either!

I'm pretty much always in the mood for hummus, though. The kalamata is already gone!
And the horseradish would be, too, except that it's my favorite, so I'm eating it conservatively to make it last longer.


  1. Mashed Potatoes are so great, I'm not sure why you would put them in Enchiladas? Unless this is some weird craving like pickles & ice cream?

  2. @SV, i've seen recipes for like potato and kale enchiladas, or sweet potato enchiladas. but after trying this, i'm inclined to think they are better on their own.

  3. My 10 year old son would actually love this because he likes mashed potatoes with and on anything. He really loves mashed potatoes on spaghetti and always asks for it. I, of course, would never have time to make both at once, but my mom always makes it for him.

  4. I made the clafouti last night and really enjoyed it. So good.