Still have Thanksgiving leftovers? Make Turkey/Stuffing Taquitos. I did and I went:
- 8 Corn tortillas (double or triple depending on how many people you are serving)
- 1 cup turkey breast shredded
- 1 cup stuffing
- 1/3-1/2 cup canola oil per batch of 8 tortillas
Combine the shredded turkey breast with the stuffing and mix thoroughly.
Warm up the 6-8 tortillas at a time in the microwave oven for one minute (They roll up easier when warm). Keep the tortillas warm in a tortilla warmer or in between two dry kitchen towels.
Take one tortilla at a time and fill it with a little more than a tablespoon of the turkey/stuffing combination. Roll it up and set aside. If you are having trouble you can hold each taquito together by putting two toothpicks through each. Place them one next to the other on a flat surface.
When you have finished rolling all of the taquitos, place canola oil into a frying pan large enough to hold all 8 taquitos.
Heat the oil over medium heat for about 3 minutes, and using a pair of tongs, place each taquito into the hot oil, leaning one up against the next.
Allow the taquitos to fry for about 5 minutes, or until they become crisp and golden. Taquitos will now hold their rolled up shape so that you may remove the toothpicks and turn them over so that they fry for another 5 minutes on the other side.
Remove each taquito from the oil and place on a paper towel so that excess oil is absorbed. When you have removed all of the taquitos pat them gently on their top side to absorb that excess oil as well.
Serve hot and accompany with a homemade guacamole (mashed avocado, diced onion, chopped cilantro and salt to taste).