Even for a "seasoned" chef like Moira Rose, cooking can pose a few unexpected culinary challenges. For example: how does one properly fold in the cheese?! "How do you fold it? Do you fold it in half like a piece of paper and drop it in the pot?" Moira's son, David, asks her in the "Family Dinner" episode of Schitt's Creek. As far as we know, the Rose family are still haunted by this question, but YouTube star Andrew Rea — aka Binging With Babish — has finally come up with an answer in his video re-creating Moira's "mother's" recipe for enchiladas.
During the video, Andrew sticks to Moira's recipe as much as possible, which means the enchiladas are definitely not authentic but do look . . . cheesy. Andrew uses dried guajillo, dried ancho, and dried pasilla chiles to make the sauce. The stuffing includes roasted poblano chiles and chicken breast, but the real showstopper is the nontraditional béchamel sauce that goes on top of the enchiladas. This is also where the dilemma of how to fold in the cheese comes up. The long-awaited solution? You dump the cheese into the pot and gently mix it into the béchamel sauce with a spatula, aka "fold it in."
Now that the mystery is solved, I hope David and Moira will be trying this recipe out again together soon. We can, of course, always hope for a Schitt's Creek reunion to hear more of Moira's extensive vocabulary and more of David's relatable reactions to life. In the meantime, check out the full video here to try your hand at Moira's family recipe for enchiladas. "It's really not that complicated once you fold in the cheese!"