Turkey, turkey everywhere! I don’t know about you, but I still have an abundance of turkey left over from Thanksgiving. I love me my turkey sammiches, but not every day for a week straight. So I decided to do something a little different. I made turkey taquitos and they were quite good!
Here’s all you do:
You’ll need corn tortillas, leftover cooked turkey, cooking oil, shredded cheese of your choice (I used pepperjack) and a can of tomatoes with green chilies (like Rotel), drained.
Simply pile a little of each ingredient onto a corn tortilla. Roll up the tortilla as tightly as you can without tearing (you need fresh tortillas that aren’t too dry…or put them in the microwave with a wet paper towel for a few seconds to moisten). Secure with two toothpicks.
Drop a few taquitos into your oil (heated to 350 degrees) and fry until golden brown. This should only take a minute or two. I have found that the key is to roll the taquitos right before you fry them. This doesn’t give them a chance to tear or pull open.
Place fried taquitos onto a plate lined with paper towels and continue cooking a few taquitos at a time until all are fried. Pull the toothpicks out when cool enough to handle. Enjoy with your favorite salsa.
A fun serving tip: Place some salsa in the bottom of a wide mouth mason jar (pint) and then add a few taquitos to the jar. Ole’