Sunday, March 1, 2009

Tortilla Tricks

With a pizza cutter, slice 2 medium flour tortillas into very thin matchstick pieces. Spread on a baking sheet and bake 5-6 minutes at 400 degrees. Stir. Return to oven 3-5 minutes more. Matchsticks should be crisp and golden brown. Cool. Makes 2 cups.

Tortilla Crispy:

With a pizza cutter, cut 3 corn or 2 medium flour tortillas into small rectangles. Heat canola oil in a small frying pan over medium heat. 1dd a small amount of tortilla rectangles to pan. They will cook quickly. Cool on a plate covered with a paper towel. Blot carefully to

remove excess oil. Makes 2 cups.

Tortilla Confetti:

Purchase flour tortillas of different colors at the deli section of a grocery store. With kitchen scissors or a pizza cutter, cut 2 medium tortillas into tiny squares. Use as they are, or follow Tortilla Matchsticks directions above for crispy tortilla confetti. Makes 2 cups.

Migas (Tortilla Crumbs):

Using the leftover tortilla crumbs at the bottom of a bag of tortilla chips, crush with a rolling pin or fork. Sprinkle over main dishes, salads, or soups as an easy last-minute garnish.

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