Vegetarian enchiladas have a very special place in my heart, they remind me of coming back home from middle school, starving as usual, to my mother’s enchiladas Morelianas (filling with potato and carrots from the capitol state of Michoacán).
Taquitos were a staple growing up in our weekly lunch or dinners, they are so crispy and delicious and the best thing is that they are so easy and quick to make! I owed my niece some taquitos for her birthday so i gave her a monthly coupon for “taquitos anytime Hayden’s hungry” and so here is the recipe for my taquitos.
12 Corn tortillas
2 peeled, cubed & boiled potatoes
12 long strips of white cheese (mozzarella, monterey jack, etc..)
2 Tb of sour cream
1 tsp salt
2 Tb vegetable oil
1/2 cabbage; shredded
2 chopped tomatoes
1 chopped avocado
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
mexican cheese like cotija or fresco
In a bowl, add the boiled potatoes and mash them with the salt and sour cream. In order to roll tortillas without breaking, they need to be heated, which you can do by warming them in a pan or microwaving them for about 1 minute until you can bend them without breaking them. When they have been warmed, immediately add the filing. Start at the end of the tortilla and with a spoon add the potatoes and a piece of cheese. Pick the end of the tortilla and roll the tortilla around the filling tightly. Place the end of the wrap face down on a non-stick pan. Continue until you fill the pan with taquitos, making sure you place them firmly next to each other. Once you have your pan filled up, drizzle the oil over them and shake the pan a little bit to allow the oil to go underneath the taquitos. Turn the flame to a medium high and allow them to cook for 2 or 3 minutes or until golden brown. Then turn over to brown on the other side. When your taquitos are golden, remove them from the pan, blot with paper towel, salt them lightly and place on a plate.
You can put any toppings you want like, shredded cabbage, chopped tomatoes, avocado chunks, sour cream, queso fresco or quesocotija chopped cilantro and salsa.There are so many vegetables and cheese’s you can fill taquitos with, so you can experiment with your favorite ingredients and prepare this dish completely vegan or vegetarian! It is gluten free too!