Sunday, February 26, 2012

O tempora! O mores!


"This popular Mexican treat is called by many names in different parts of the country.  They are toasted tortillas cut into thirds and filled with hot or mildly seasoned ingredients.  This one is fairly mild.

Saute until golden brown:

1 finely chopped onion


2 tablespoons butter

Add and simmer for about 3 minutes:

1/2 cup tomato juice
3 peeled minced green chilis
1 cup shredded cooked chicken or pork sausage meat
1/8 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon salt
Dash of cayenne

Set this filling aside.  Now fry in deep fat at 380 degrees until crisp:

1 can tortillas: about 18

Remove them from the fat and drain.  Cut into thirds.  Place 1 teaspoon of the above filling on each piece.  Fold in half, secure with a toothpick and bake until crisp in a 450 degree oven."

From The Joy Of Cooking, by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker, 1964.

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