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Old 04-05-2007, 11:23 AM   #11
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I haven't been to Mexico in 10 years and I sure loved our last trip!
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Old 04-05-2007, 11:42 AM   #12
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What part of Mexico were you in? I'm here in Mazatlan. We were here last year and it
has grown a lot since then. Many Many more condos and hotels.
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:07 PM   #13
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One trip was to Mexico City and we saw all the sites w/i 100 miles.

The second trip was on the west coast and we were at Mazatlan, Cozumel, Playa de ____ . Darned brain, I can't remember the other 2 places.

I can't remember if it was Mazatlan or Cozumel that had the HUGE waves. Back then all the mansions for rich Americans were in the process of being built and we were able to stroll through them. OMG, the kitchens and bedrooms were bigger than my entire house, and way back then I had a huge house. This house would prob fit in one of the bathrooms.

As a matter of fact, OJ had a house being built there back then.
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:53 PM   #14
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You can use them to make quesadillas, too. Sort of a Mexican sandwich. Put your desired filling (chicken, beef, etc.) along with some salsa, cheese between two tortillas and cook them like a grilled cheese sandwich in a fry pan. We have a quesadilla maker we like to use. I've also used my cast-iron skillet with another skillet weighing down on the "sandwich."

You could also cut the tortillas into wedges and fry them to make your own tortilla chips. Really good, too.
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:42 PM   #15
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I don't have a quesadilla maker but we'll put a tortilla on the pan, sprinkle leftovers over the tortillas, cheese, jalapenos - whatever. Top with another tortilla and flip when the innards begin to heat up and the bottom tortilla is a bit brown. These make the best dinner, appys, snacks etc.

We've topped them with guacamole, sour cream, onions and salsa.
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Old 04-05-2007, 03:28 PM   #16
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My wife has celiac disease (severe gluten intolerance).
On a recent trip to the States, I was able to buy some 100% corn tortillas and bring them back. You can only find the flour ones in Europe.

While it may have been thoughtful of me to bring these back, I'm not exactly sure what to do with them!

Is there a "Dummy's Guide to Mexican Cooking"?

I suppose my main question is this: do you generally fry the tortillas, or do you stuff them and bake them directly to make burritos?

I was thinking of stuffing them with a mix of red beans, chopped pepper and onion, salsa, and ground beef. Is that vaguely Mexican?

Having folded the tortilla, how do you close the ends?
Or is it normal if they flow out of the sides?

Any help on how to use my tortiallas would be much appreciated.

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We generally use refried beans and a corn tortilla is best used as a taco rather than a burrito. The corn tortilla is just simply folded over into a semi-circle. It is also used in enchiladas. It can be baked by folding it over a rod or even the side of a pan to have a "hard shell" which is dried crisp. It is simply a form of Mexican bread. You can use it as you would use pita bread. It can be a substitue for a breakfast biscuit filled with sausage, eggs, & cheese.
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