Papadzules : Mayan Egg Enchiladas With Pumpkin Seed Sauce

Recipe by Mami J
READY IN: 50mins




  • For the chiltomate:
  • ***Note: to roast the tomatoes, place them on a dry, hot griddle or skillet over med-low heat. Turn frequently until all the skin has blackened and blistered. Remove them from heat and let them cool a few minutes, then peel.
  • In a blender, combine the roasted tomatoes, Habanero. Pass this mixture through a strainer onto a bowl to discard the seeds.
  • Heat the corn oil in a medium saucepan. Add the onion and cook until limp. Add the strained tomato-Habanero puree and salt and pepper to taste. Boil for 10 minutes over low heat, or until the chiltomate has thickened. Keep warm.
  • For the papadzules:
  • Bring the water, salt and epazote to a boil in a small saucepan. Cook for a couple of minutes. Meanwhile, grind the pumpkin seeds in a food processor.
  • Add the epazote and the warm cooking liquid to the pumpkin seeds in the food processor and puree, making a thick, creamy sauce. Pour into a shallow bowl. Next to the bowl, place a plate and then a serving platter. Have the chopped eggs close by.
  • To assemble:
  • Dip the tortillas, one by one into the pumpkin sauce, covering them completely. One by one, place a tortilla on the next plate, fill with chopped eggs and roll like and enchilada. Place on serving platter. Pour any remaining pumpkin sauce evenly over the papadzules.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature, accompanied with the chiltomate.