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Swedish Taco Evening Fridays: Taquitos Revisited

Guess what the ICA Kvantum Retailer Sannegården lastly stocked on the Mexican shelf  lately ?????

photograph credit score – Nuevo Progreso CZ


Nicely they lastly did it. Yesterday and at this time I bought a number of packages and can make the Taquitos tonight and freeze them, then cook dinner them tomorrow night for our company. We had been having Mexican evening any methods with buddies, so once I stumbled throughout this piece of nice information within the Mexican part as I used to be grabbing some packages of the Santa Maria Mexican Spices, I noticed the Corn Tortillas there on the center shelf. Modified my entire Menu plan utterly for tonight. Curiously I used to be suspicious at first as a result of I’ve prior to now bought what had been labeled as Corn Tortillas, however they had been a 50/50 mixture of wheat and corn flour. The opposite crucial level on this model tortilla packages for us was that they’re Gluten Free and NON-GMO. So pluses ‘+’ throughout for this achievement. Wonderful how Europe can have Legal guidelines on labeling for GMOs and the Monsanto Plant in the UK has a discover on the Cafeteria board exclaiming no genetically modified meals will likely be served to workers as a result of they (Firm administration) consider in ‘CHOICE’ and but they spent $49 million to defeat labeling legal guidelines for and inside California. Go determine!

Picked up some eight Avocados for Guacamole and I’ll even attempt a baking of the Taquitos strategy in addition to the freezing after which deep frying.  Beforehand I gave a recipe thought right here on making Taquitos, which I’ve to say are for probably the most half utterly overseas to most Swedes who like Mexican Meals. Here is that hyperlink once more:

Swedish Taco Evening Fridays: Taquitos (delicate rolled Tacos) & Guacamole

Primarily, follow the recipe plan I gave within the hyperlink above for preparation of the Taquitos. I am utilizing Hen (Kyckling) tonight, though you possibly can simply use Beef which truly is extra widespread. Shredded Beef if yow will discover that, however minced beef (Hamburger Meat four the Individuals) will likely be tremendous. The one distinction will likely be this.

1) Preheat Oven to 350 levels Fahrenheit or 176 Celsius

2) Coat a medium or massive oven glass baking dish with a small quantity of Canola Oil (Rapsolja) till evenly coated however not excessively. (Comply with recipe for cooking meat from the hyperlink above which is the article from two weeks in the past)

three) Put the Corn Tortillas within the microwave for a seconds to melt them up. You could need to even evenly brush them with some Canola Oil (Rapsolja) simply to verify they arrive out delicate and a bit leathery which will not crack while you roll them up.

four) Place a small quantity of finely minced rooster or beef down the middle of the nice and cozy delicate corn tortilla and roll or wrap up tightly. You possibly can shut it with a toothpick, or simply put the tightly rolled Taquito crease facet down in a 9 X 13 inch or bigger Casserole Dish.  

5) Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, turning Taquitos over at the least as soon as or till they’re crispy and evenly brown on all sides.

6) Serve with facet dishes of Salsa, Guacamole, Bitter Cream (Creme Fraiche) or Cheese dip.  Guacamole is the principle conventional dip. (Comply with my earlier recipe for Guacamole)

My favorite manner of working with Corn Tortillas in fact entails Canola Oil. For these in Sweden who do not perceive or who NEVER have labored with corn tortillas but, it’s not sufficient to microwave them and get them scorching. A technique or one other you’ve got to fry them within the oil, however not for very lengthy. You may get the dangle of it although. My favorite Taquitos are nonetheless those which I create after which freeze to form them after which later frying them in Canola Oil to offer them that everlasting form, texture and flavour. Beneath I’ve some images of how I truly baked them and the way you put together them to start with.

My Kitchen

Discover the bowl and brush with the Canola Oil (Rapolja) ? That is mandatory whether or not you fry or bake the Taquitos. The aim right here is to get the corn tortillas delicate, pliable and leathery. They’re simpler to work with and style higher. IF YOU DON’T DO THIS, you can be disillusioned with the dry crackled texture and can by no means need them once more. You may as well see the finely chopped or minced Hen (Kyckling), and it truly takes little or no to roll up tightly into the Taquitos. Though I like Hen, it is the beef that’s my favoutie and it is also probably the most conventional.


Photograph: Mine

As you possibly can see, little or no goes into the truly Taquito. Whereas the meat, whether or not Hen or Beef, that goes into your Taquitos is the principle ingredient, it is the GuacamoleSalsacheese and another toppings that you simply both dip them into or add on prime of in your plate which provides additional moisture and flavour. You possibly can brush the highest of the Taquitos with extra Canola Oil earlier than placing into the oven at round 200 Celsius or 350 Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes. Bear in mind, in the event you do not, they’ll come out dry by this methodology. Additionally keep in mind when inserting them within the casserole dish to put the seam or crease finish down in order that they do not unwrap. You possibly can truly make dozens upon dozens of those Taquitos and freeze them for future use. So get your elements forward of time and have a Taquito making occasion identical to the Mexican ladies in a Household do when making Tamales.

Some restaurant entrepreneur someplace in Sweden goes to get sensible and actually learn to make and excellent the artwork of constructing Taquitos. The widespread Quick-Meals Takeaway enterprise in america very often sells them as both four Taquitos or four Rolled Tacos topped with Guacamole, Salsa (or Pico de Gallo) and Cheese. Really there’s normally a Salsa Bar with many alternative Salsa blends for desire style and warmth tolerance. If accomplished appropriately they might develop into the following largest fast-food craze right here. Possibly it will likely be El Paso Mexican Meals in Göteborg and even La Sombritas over in Linnègatan alongside restaurant row. I do not know who, however anyone will.

As all the time – Take pleasure in!



The most effective locations for Taquito Take Away in San Diego County in California is a Mexican chain referred to as Sombreros Mexican Meals. ALSO – Bear in mind the aim of this publish, Nuevo Progreso Corn Tortillas are actually out there on the ICA Kvantum Shops and principally seemingly ICA MAXI Shops additionally. Now there’s a additional selection, however be taught to do it proper !!!

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