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Enchiladas w/onions and more

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RicePuddingMaven Feb 13, 2007 11:03 AM

HELP! I used to enjoy in the Chicago area those made with the crumbly orangey cheese (enchilada cheese is the only name I know) and with the red sauce and diced onions. I haven't been able to locate a single restaurant in the greater LA / Valley area that serves this way. Everyone favors using moz cheese! Thanks guys!

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    Ernie Feb 13, 2007 11:40 AM

    The white cheese found in enchiladas here is usually Mexican jack, not mozzarella. The orange cheddar versions are common in many places around LA. Near my neighborhood, you can order them like that at Enchilada House

    Enchilada House
    133 N Bandini St
    San Pedro
    (310) 831-0747

    1. DanaB Feb 13, 2007 12:08 PM

      If I recall correctly, the cheese enchiladas from the Talpa (on Pico in West LA) are pretty close to what you are looking for.

      The Talpa
      (310) 479-9884
      11751 W Pico Blvd
      Los Angeles, CA 90064

      1. Bon Vivant Feb 13, 2007 04:34 PM

        I really like onions in my enchiladas too. They work so well with the sauce and the cheese. I don't know if they use white or orange cheese - can't remember really - but I really dig the enchiladas at Tacos Delta on Sunset and Lucile in Silver Lake. The are cheap too.

        http://myculinaryadventures.blogspot.com

        1. Dommy Feb 13, 2007 05:00 PM

          The BEST Enchiladas I've had in a while were from Taqueria Sanchez on Centinella.... Hmmmm... I could have those everyday...

          ---Dommy!

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            bulavinaka Feb 13, 2007 07:36 PM

            The cheese that you mention - do you mean orangey through and through, like American-style cheeses, or do you mean a firm white cheese with the reddish orange rind? If you're referring to the latter, it might queso anejo enchilado. It's kind of sharp, and is killer on top of anything, especially enchiladas. My childhood friend's mom used to make enchiladas with this cheese. I wouldn't be surprised if this is the cheese you're talking about as Chicago has a fairly large Mexican immigrant population.

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