Authentic Taquitos
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
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Yields: 4 servings
Rolled corn tortillas, filled with leftover chicken, beef or pork and fried until crisp. Serve as a main dish topped with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese, etc. Can also be served as an appetizer or side dish to compliment your favorite Mexican recipes.
  • 2-3 pounds of leftover chicken, beef or pork
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • Canola oil, for frying
  1. In a medium saute pan, over medium heat, add the leftover meat and salsa. Saute until the meat is warmed through. Remove from heat. Shred the meat using 2 forks, let cool.
  2. In a large cast iron skillet heat a ½ inch of oil to 350°F. Wrap the tortillas in damp paper towels and microwave for 1 minute to make the tortillas pliable. Place 3-4 tablespoons of the meat on 1 tortilla.
  3. Roll tightly and secure with a toothpick.
  4. Cooking in batches, add the rolled tortillas to the hot oil.
  5. Cook until golden brown (about 2 minutes). Remove the toothpick and cook the other side until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
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