Sep 6, 2014, 22:00
This is better than Max & Ermas
May 11, 2009, 22:00
I did not think this was as much like M & E's soup as it should have been. 1) It wasn't thick enough. 2)It wasn't spicy enough. 3)It wasn't 'stringy' like M & E's Tortilla Soup.
First, I followed the recipe. Then made these additions. I added the following ingredients to thicken, enrich, and spice up the soup. More Cornstarch, 1/4 cup Creme Fraiche for richness, and about 1 1/2 oz of Monterey Jack Cheese w/ Jalapeno. I would suggest using a processed sharp cheese for the cheddar as it is less likely to curdle.
You aren't familiar with Creme Fraiche? It's a French preparation you can make at home. Use 1 cup heavy cream and 3 tablespoons plain yogurt. Let sit in a warm 100 degree oven or any place you can keep it warm for 8 hours. Then refrigerate. It will thicken as it chills. It has a slight sweet-tart flavor and will not curdle under heat (but do not boil).
Feb 6, 2009, 22:00
I love this recipe! I use salsa con Queso instead of grated cheese. It helps to save a couple of steps and tastes just like Max and Erma's!
I've never tasted the real the thing but find it hard to believe it could possibly taste any better then this! My family LOVES it!!!!
I make M&E tortilla soup and use Campbells cheddar cheese soup. It mixes in well and doesn't coagulate.
Aug 28, 2008, 22:00
I did not like the taste of this soup as a comparison to Max & Erma's. Nothing like it!
Jan 10, 2008, 22:00
I think this recipe is excellent and taste like Max & Erma's Tortilla Soup. I bought my cheddar cheese from the deli and shredded it my self and I used a wisked it in until it was melted.
This soup was great It was almost exactly like the Max and Erma's recipe.
Turned out sooooo good! I have never eaten their recipe, so I cannot compare, but it is good. I just put tortilla chips on top with cheese and cilantro, instead of making the chips. Also I seasoned the chicken with a dry chalula seasoning before browning in the pan.
Jun 19, 2007, 22:00
It is one of the best soups i ever had.