Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Taquitos

Yesterday I made the after school kids Mexican food for the first time.  Most of these kids have had a few lame tacos and nachos up until now but that is the extent of it.  They had never even heard of taquitos but they sure know what they are now.
 I mix lots of diced roasted chicken, 1 8 oz. cream cheese, 1 diced poblano pepper, 2 cups grated mexican cheese, 2 tsp. granulated garlic and onion, 2 tsp. cumin, 2 tsp. chili powder, 3 T. lime juice and salt and pepper. Mix it thoroughly. This is for 1 recipe.  I made 5 recipes which made 60.

Place some of the mixture on a flour tortilla and wrap it tightly.  Place it seam side down on a cookie sheet.

Keep rolling until you use everything up.

If you aren't baking them immediately, cover them with plastic wrap and keep them in the fridge.
 Brush them with oil and bake them at 400 degrees for about 23 minutes.

 They should be crisp and golden brown.

The insides will be melted and crispy around the edges.  The kids liked these so much that they sat around and analyzed what was in them.  One girl said she always dreamed of having her first sushi for her 21st birthday but now all she wants is a plate of taquitos.

I made 8 quarts of salsa to go with them.