What to do with leftover roast turkey is a legit question. Usually there is some. Sandwiches are nice but after a day or so, not so appealing. Hash is also good. Soup works. However, when it comes to Ala King, I'm not as sure. So I am offering another choice, a taquito with cheese, red onion and cilantro added. Yum Yum eat 'em up!
1/2 cup vegetable oil
5 inch corn tortillas
shredded cooked turkey
shredded cheddar cheese
minced red onion
Heat oil in a small skillet over medium high heat. When it is hot, add one tortilla at a time and cook on each side for 10 seconds. Remove to paper toweling and cook additional tortillas. (1/2 cup oil will cook at least 12 tortillas.) Assemble taquitos by placing approximately 1 1/2 tablespoon turkey meat, 1 tablespoon cheese, 1 teaspoon onion and 1/4 teaspoon cilantro on the side of one tortilla. Roll up tightly and secure with a toothpick. After you have assembled 5 or 6, heat a small non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Place taquitos toothpick side down into hot pan. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Turn with tongs and cook another side for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn twice more and cook 3 or 4 minutes each side. Remove the toothpicks before serving. Serve hot with refried beans, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, lime wedges, etc,
Like I always say, a day with a taco (or in this case a taquito) is better than a day without a taco. Pork, chicken or beef, it's all good! I am going to try these taquitos with some shrimp I have in the freezer. I'll let you know how that turns out.