Tuesday, August 28, 2007

New Mexico Town Ready For The Whole Enchilada

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Folks in Las Cruces, New Mexico, will be feeling saucy – and full – this weekend (Sep. 28-30) when the Whole Enchilada Festival sizzles into town.

The festival honoring the tasty, sauce-covered tortilla will spice things up by cooking a 10-foot enchilada with nearly 1,000 pounds of ingredients like cheese, onions, and tomato sauce, donated by a local Mexican restaurant.

Festival spokesman Gary Perez says a team of 50 men will help cook the massive meal in a giant vat of oil, but still, making the enchilada is no small feat.

Using a tow truck-turned-tortilla-maker and other special tools, Perez expects it to take around three hours to create the enormous, three layered enchilada.

And while the sizzling cooking oil could get dangerous, Perez says no one has ever fallen in while attempting to cook the giant enchilada for the festivites.

For more info, check out www.enchiladafiesta.com.

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