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Tag: Roasted Garlic

Thirteen-Spice Chicken with Cilantro-Pumpkin Seed Sauce and Red Pepper Sauce

Thirteen-Spice Chicken with Cilantro-Pumpkin Seed Sauce and Red Pepper Sauce

I cook alot out of Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill Cookbook. For this particular recipe I was missing some of the ingredients, so I improvised, as I like to do! Bobby Flay’s recipes tend to have many steps with the different sauces and rubs but, you […]

Italian Street Food

Italian Street Food

We had a version of this pastry in Bologna and in Parma, they were so tasty! When we got back home, I had to re-create them. I’ve made them with Prosciutto, basil pesto, and just with roasted garlic. I’m sure the fillings are endless! Italian […]

Taquitos with Roasted Garlic and Pepper Jack Cheese

Taquitos with Roasted Garlic and Pepper Jack Cheese


Taquitos

Ingredients

3 cups of grated pepper jack cheese

10 small corn tortillas

1 head of garlic roasted (see below)

Vegetable oil for deep frying

Cooking tongs

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a whole head of garlic in aluminum foil and close tightly. Roast the garlic in the oven for about 45 minutes or until it is fully roasted and soft. Set aside to let cool. When the garlic is fully cooled remove cloves and place in bowel for later use.
  2. Grate cheese, set aside.
  3. Wrap corn tortillas in paper towel and heat in microwave until soft about a 1 minute.
  4. Take a tortilla and spread some roasted garlic on it leaving about a ¼ inch from rim, then add about a tablespoon of cheese. Wrap tortilla up tightly and place seam side down until oil heats up. Have them all wrapped and ready to go before your oil is ready!
  5. Put paper towels on a flat surface for when your taquitos come out of the hot oil.
  6. Put oil in a deep saucepan about 2 inches high. Heat oil to 350 degrees. When it gets up to temperature add the taquito using a tong, place seam side down holding until it will stay closed by itself. These cook really fast! Cook until brown about a 1 minute or 2. Remove and place on prepared paper towels. Eat Immediately!

I serve these with different salsas, sour cream, pickled jalapenos…whatever you like to dip into!

Peter’s pick: Margarita’s of course!

~Happy cooking!