The Crunch Factor!
It’s almost Cinco De Mayo, I am already planning for all the festive eats I am cooking. I decided to make some Turkey Taquitos because I love taquitos and I also love anything that is crunchy.
This is such a simple recipe. You brown up some ground turkey with a little onion, garlic and spices. Then you heat the corn tortilla shells in the microwave to make pliable.
Place about 1 tablespoons of cooked meat and 1/2 tablespoonful of your favorite cheese. I chose Machego but jack cheese works well.
Roll up the shells and place two toothpicks, crisscrossed to secure.
After 4-5 minutes of fry time. Look what we have here.
These are so crunchy, I told you so. I also made some guacamole with some salsa and salsa verde.
It’s time to eat, listen for the crunch!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: about 30 taquitos
1 lb. ground turkey
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. creole seasoning
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. onion powder
1/2 tbsp. black pepper
1/2 tbsp. dried oregano, crushed
1/2 tbsp. chili powder
machego cheese or jack cheese, grated
guacamole, salsa, salsa verde, sour cream to dip.
In a medium skillet place about 2 tablespoons of cooking oil over medium heat. Add onion and saute for about 5 minutes, add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Add ground turkey and crumble. Add all the seasonings and mix well. Cook until meat is browned well about 15-17 minutes.
Heat tortillas shells in the microwave about 20 seconds to make pliable. Place about 1 tablespoon of meat mixture toward the edge of shell, add about 1/2 tablespoon of cheese, roll tightly and place two toothpicks at an angle into shells.
Heat cooking oil in a large pan over medium heat. When oil reaches 350 degrees, fry taquitos about 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy. Drain on paper napkins and serve with your favorite toppings. Don’t forget to remove toothpicks.