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Stupid question about tortillas (cheese enchiladas)

ruby21702 Aug 10, 2007 03:33 PM

I'm making the Saveur cheese enchiladas tonight and had planned on making the tortillas from scratch until my day unraveled and I lost the ambition. So, instead, I bought some corn tortillas that were packaged in plastic. Do I still fry them before I soak them in the sauce? Thanks!

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    neobite RE: ruby21702 Aug 10, 2007 03:44 PM

    Yes - quickly, just until they soften. They'll be delicious.

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      Gail RE: neobite Aug 10, 2007 03:48 PM

      If you want to avoid the frying time and oil, just put them in a micro for a couple of mins. They will be soft and not fall apart.

    2. Veggo RE: ruby21702 Aug 10, 2007 03:47 PM

      Yes, lightly, and mostly to absorb some oil and sear them or they will absorb the sauce liquid and turn to mush. Adds a little al dente texture, also

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        ruby21702 RE: Veggo Aug 10, 2007 07:18 PM

        Thanks to all of you. I lightly fried them and they were superb!

      2. Candy RE: ruby21702 Aug 10, 2007 09:08 PM

        Glad it worked out. I usually fry them until just slightly leathery but still rollable. If you don't fry them enough to give them some body they tend to disinigrate.

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          bearzie RE: ruby21702 Aug 11, 2007 08:22 AM


          Can you paraphrase the recipe? Thanks.

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