Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Taquitos

One of our family favorite meals is taquitos. Years ago I learned to make them at the side of a sweet women named Berta! She made the best food ever. I was shocked at just how simple these really are.


Ingredients:


4 chicken breasts

1 tbls kosher salt

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp cumin

canola oil, about a cup

40 small corn tortillas


Boil the chicken breast until cooked through, drain water and let cool. After cooled shred the chicken into small pieces. Add salt and spices mixing to distribute evenly.


Add oil to a large skillet heat over barely medium high.


OK here is where it gets tricky! Take 2 paper towels and place 5-6 corn tortillas on top. Wrap them up and put them in the microwave for 45 seconds. Take them out and open them up, like a cute little present!


Ok so now take a couple pinches of chicken and set them on the on edge of the tortilla and roll VERY tightly. Then you oh so gently set them in the skillet of warmed oil. Being sure to hold the rolled tortilla seam side down so that it will seal shut!


Now do that over and over until you finish them all warmed tortillas. Then you wrap up the next bunch and warm them up. When they are done the ones in the skillet should be ready to roll over.


I always add mine to the right. So that the one on the left is ready soonest. I never switch this routine. Does that make me crazy?!


This should be served with some serious guacamole!


avocados

tomatoes

green onions

a little red onion

cilantro

lime juice

salt and pepper

jalapenos if you are brave!


Rough chop all these and stir together! Real guacamole NEVER has mayo or sour cream in it!


Berta said so!


OH! And by the way, Berta does not soften her tortillas in the microwave. Nope, she holds them over the open flame of the burner. HELLO?


























2 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh my gosh I absolutely love taquitos. Ohio isn't known for it's Mexican food and I'm a California girl. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'll be making my own taquitos now.

Kristin said...

Yum Trisha!! You are the best cook :)