Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Turkey Taquitos

Last night was a super easy dinner night.  I took out the bag of leftover turkey, some corn tortillas, and a box of Spanish Style Rice A Roni (shhh... don't tell I used a box).  I started the rice first according to the directions and then got another pan on the stove and poured vegetable oil in the bottom, about a 1/2 inch is enough.  Turn the burner to a high medium.  Then I started to roll a little turkey into the tortillas.  It only takes a little bit, if you use too much meat the tortillas will rip and break apart.  When the oil is hot (you can test by dropping a piece of meat or tortilla in it.  If its hot enough it will sizzle rapidly.) use two sets of tongs to place the taquitos into the oil with the "seam" down.  Line a plate with paper towel.  You may need to turn the taquitos to cook the other side depending on how much oil you poured.  When taquitos are crispy, use tongs to remove from the oil.  Tilt over the pan and let any excess oil drain out then set on paper towel and soak up extra oil. 
Set the table with sour cream, salsa or hot sauce and the rice.  Enjoy!

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