CHICKEN POSOLE SOUP
1 recipe Rich chicken stock, recipe follows
2 ancho chiles, soaked in water to soften
1-ounce dried porcini mushrooms, soaked in water until soft, drained, and chopped
1 (28-ounce) can hominy
2 roasted chicken breasts, skin removed and meat shredded
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup shredded white cheddar
Fried Blue and White Corn Tortillas, for garnish, recipe follows, or store bought tortilla chips, crumbled
Place stock in a medium saucepan, reserving 1/4 cup, and bring to a simmer. Meanwhile, place remaining 1/4 cup stock and the rehydrated ancho chiles in a blender and puree until combined. Add pureed anchos, porcini, and hominy and cook for 10 minutes. Add the chicken and cilantro and cook for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Ladle soup into bowls and top with cheese and some fried tortillas.