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Enchilada ovenware?

I did a search and found nothing about this issue on this board.

Ive been going crazy- I can't find the correct term for this sort of thing. You know, when you order enchiladas at a Mexican restaurant, they usually bring 'em out on special plates with a steel liner. The plate-liner was obviously heated in the oven then placed in the plate holder/tray before serving.

I'd love to buy one or two for home-- but for the life of me, I can't find any! Probably because I dont know what this is called.

Help, anyone?

:)

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  1. It sounds like you are talking about a fajita platter. I've never seen them used for enchiladas though. It's usually a cast iron oval pan and sits on a wood base

    http://www.amazon.com/Lodge-Fajita-Wo...

    1. I've never seen enchiladas served on a fajita platter either, and I live in So. CA. Usually enchiladas here are served on a plate, and fajitas are served on the fajita platters, heated super hot so they sizzle when the food is added.

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      1. re: boogiebaby

        Yep, I've eaten enchiladas in Mexico at a tiny little local restaurant and they were just served on a regular dinner plate.

      2. The OP is talking about plates that are metal and nestle into a non-metal platter for service. Not sure where you would find them, maybe a restaurant supply house?

        1. I've only had enchiladas served on a plate, but here is an example of a fajita/steak plate.
          http://www.amazon.com/Nordic-Ware-Faj...

          1. Must be a New Mexican thing then. I see those plates ALL the time here-- and its not a fajita plate thats for sure :)

            Ill have to take a pic of one next time and post! Thanks for your replies though--

            1. Isn't this called a sizzle platter?

              http://www.foodservicedirect.com/inde...

              What is the difference between an enchilada platter and a fajita platter?

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              1. re: GH1618

                You may just have hit the nail on the head!

                Sizzle platter.

                Difference, no idea but the fajitas here usually come on cast iron griddles and I wasn't looking for that.

                THANKS!!

                1. re: carriesn

                  look at my link... same thing. A sizzle platter, also called a steak/fajita platter by makers. Not cast iron griddle.

              2. did you find the items your looking for? While stationed in Del Rio Tx I traveled often to Bracketville TX and was served sizzling enchiladas at a gas station/restaurant across from the entrance to where the John Wayne movie was made. Alway looked for this in other Mexican restaurant but have never found it in my travels.