Speaking of frying, I do appreciate fried foods every know and then. I came across this recipe for Fried Tacos which piqued my interest because I never really thought about frying tacos before. It's similar to chimichangas and flautas, only in taco form. Why didn't I think of that?! These tacos are filled with a mix of chicken and cheese, which are then fried until crisp and garnished with your favorite toppings.
These are great for a party and are easy to prep ahead of time. Assemble the tacos on a baking sheet and freeze them uncovered until they hold their shape, about 30 minutes to an hour. Transfer the tacos to a gallon sized freezer bag and store them in the freezer. To prepare them for serving, fry from frozen until crisp and brown on both sizes, ensuring middles are cooked as well.
recipe adapted from Taste of Home1 rotisserie chicken, removed from bones and shredded
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
12 corn tortillas (6 inches), warmed
1/4 cup oil for cooking
pico de gallo salsa
chopped fresh cilantro
Fill tortillas with chicken and sprinkle with cheese then fold in half.
In an hot skillet over medium high heat, add oil and heat up. When it begins to start smoking, place a few filled and folded tortillas being careful not to over crowd in the pan. Cook until bottoms are crisp and flip to cook the other side.
Once crispy on both sides, remove from skillet and drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining filled tacos and cook on both sides until crisp.
To serve, top with shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa and garnish with cilantro.