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Old 11-05-2007, 10:42 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by jpmcgrew View Post
Corazon,I have made sopaipillas a few times sometimes they are perfect and sometimes they are not.One trick I learned somewhere is to stretch the pieces a little before you drop them in the oil its supposed to make them puff up better. By the way the green chilis are roasting all over New Mexico as we speak.Im not gonna screw up this year and wait too long to get a bunch before they are all gone.
I've never made sopapillas, do you make them from scratch or do you get the box mix? I should give it a whirl. Ah, green chile. My mom came up last month and brought us some. Verrrry tasty to say the least. Do you jar or freeze yours?

Just another note (on topic of course;) )
We also use corn tortillas for tacos. We don't generally fry them in this house though. We either heat them in a ziploc in the microwave to lock in the moisture (white corn) and for yellow corn tortillas we spray a little oil on both sides and heat them up on the grill.

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Old 11-05-2007, 11:32 AM   #32
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I freeze my green chili got 3 big burlap bags of medium.I make sopaipillas from scratch I will try to find the recipe for you.

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Old 11-05-2007, 01:22 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by keltin View Post
I was watching Emeril a bit a go, and he fried some tortilla strips for a dish he as making. It made me think about Doritos….tortilla chips. Anyone actually cut up corn tortillas and fry them as chips? Ever spice them up with something like powered cheese (do they make that….mac and cheese pack comes to mind) like a Dorito? How were they? I may have to start making my own!

I've baked some in the oven a few times but never fried them. I rubbed some olive oil on them and then sprinkled different batches with all different types of spices. They came out really good. There was a Mexican restaurant in NYC I used to go that gave you home made fried tortilla chips with your order. They would put a bunch of them loose in a brown paper bag and the bottom of the bag would be all oily and greasy. It was great! But not something I could have too often unfortunately.

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