Originally uploaded by Tandika.
The thing I like about this is that they don't even look edible in this state, but the end result is delicious.
The peppers soaked in boiling water overnight. By morning, they didn't look all that dried anymore:
I took off the stems, removed the seeds and veins from the inside, then blended the peppers with garlic and some of the water they had soaked in. Then, I forced it all through a strainer.
Next, I browned a little flour in oil, stirred in the puree, added various other spices and cooked it till it looked like sauce.
Meanwhile, Laura chopped and sauted the onions and got out the pre-shredded cheese (have to allow for some laziness here). Then it was just a matter of dunking each tortilla in the sauce, filling it with cheese, onions, and chopped black olives, and lining them up in a pan.
As you might imagine, this gets a little messy.
Bake until the cheese melts, then sprinkle a bit more cheese on top.
We had them for a late lunch. We'll probably bring some by my parents this evening as well.