Monday, June 19, 2006

I'm still trying to work my way through a package of 36 corn tortillas I bought weeks ago, and I thought that while Donal was visiting I'd get a chance to use some up. Unfortunately, we had no time at all to cook, and it was too hot to really do so inside anyway. So last night, faced with a bunch of tortillas and some precooked chicken, I made taquitos. I resisted the urge to fry, and instead baked them in the toaster oven.

I used about 1/4 cup of chicken, mixed in about a tablespoon of hot sauce, a shake of salt and pepper, a little lime juice, a few chopped cilantro leaves and some garlic. I sprayed one side of a corn tortilla with olive oil spray and put that side down on a plate. I split the chicken mixture into three piles and spread one on the non-oiled side of the tortilla topped with a little bit of Monterey jack cheese and rolled them up gently.

rolled tacos2
Originally uploaded by halene.


Despite the gentle rolling, the tortillas did split a little, but that might have been a side effect of the aging tortillas. Regardless, after about 20 minutes in a 350 toaster oven, they were golden brown and delicious looking.


Originally uploaded by halene.


I steamed an ear of corn quickly in the microwave, mostly because I'm scared of the grill when I'm home alone, and then cut it off the cob. A quick dice of tomato, some lettuce and extra cilantro, and I had all the toppings for my tacos.

rolled tacos
Originally uploaded by halene.


The finished dish was pretty, flavorful, but a bit dry. I wish I'd had some pico de gallo and some sour cream. But overall, pretty healthy and very delicious.

2 Comments:

  1. April said...
    Thanks for the scarf advice - and it's good to know that a matching hat won't be too much trouble. Although a dunce cap might be exactly what I need...
    Joe Horn said...
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    Joe

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