Hello, my name is Christi and I am a taquito addict.
Yes, I have a weakness.
It’s called taquitos.
I can usually pass up samples at Costco, but not until I found out most of the ones there are flour tortillas - I have been gluten-free for most of 9 years.
I would make a beeline for them, sometimes going back around again for another hoping the person manning the taquito booth wouldn’t recognize me.
Since I am choosing to eat grain free, it’s impossible to find these crispy little snacks without making them at home, so If I was ever going to eat them again, it was going to up to me.
The filling is a bit different with shredded cooked chicken instead of ground meat, and you don’t have to tuck in the edges as you do with eggrolls, but otherwise, the process is very much the same.
We like to serve them with guacamole, salsa, pico de gallo and Whole30 style ranch and just to make them a full meal, I top them with shredded lettuce or cabbage as well.
Grain Free Taquitos
If you have Otto’s Cassava Flour, you can us this make your tortillas --- if you don’t have the Siete tortillas on hand.
- Heat oven to 400 degrees. Place parchment on a cookie sheet.
- Mix together all ingredients except for the tortillas.
- Heat tortillas in a dry, hot skillet until they are pliable. Keep warm in a clean, folded kitchen towel between two plates.
- Once all tortillas are heated, place two tablespoons of mixture on the end of a tortilla closest to you.
- Roll tightly to make cigar shape and place seam-side down on prepared cookie sheet.
- Continue with remaining chicken mixture (you may have tortillas left over).
- Brush liberally with coconut oil and place in hot oven.
- Bake until the tops are golden then flip and bake a few more minutes until all sides are crispy.
- Serve with desired toppings.
Mix all filling Ingredients together.
Roll the filling into the tortillas
Place on a baking sheet, brush with coconut oil and bake until crispy.
Serve with your salsa and guacamole or your favorite Mexican toppings.
Christi Flaherty is a private chef and creator of Tablavie, a website dedicated to a lifestyle of eating real food and living simply. Visit Tablavie.com and sign up in the box on the right that says “email address” and click subscribe button.