One of my favorite ways to explore new cities is by finding off the beaten path food trucks, restaurants, or street food, and trying something new. The beautiful thing about street food is often its simplicity and close ties to the chef culture. I have always said this is the reason I love food so much – it connects you instantly to different cultures with just one bite. Recently, I have been really into simple urban eats type recipes like these taquitos – bite size snacks that I can make for my friends during the summer when I entertain.
The nice thing about taquito recipes is how versatile they can be. You can turn them into breakfast by adding things like eggs or beans, and then into dinner with ingredients like chicken or beef; the possibilities are endless. If you are on the health-conscious side, you can also bake these and they turn out really tasty. I have to admit, this was my first time ever making taquitos, I made some baked and some fried, and they all turned out incredible. There is just something about authentic street food recipes that brings me so much comfort.
I started out by making the avocado crema. This sauce is a really simple, tasty, and clean way to top your taquitos. All I did was blend the avocado, sour cream, cilantro, lime juice, and salt in a food processor and set it aside. This is a sauce you could actually keep in your refrigerator to top so much – chicken, flank steaks, and so much more.
Next, I cooked the fillings for the taquitos. I used Cacique Beef Chorizo because I absolutely love the flavor of this product. If you prefer pork, that option is available too! I sautéed the chorizo with jalapeno, then I cooked the eggs in the remaining fat from the chorizo – this adds so much flavor. Then, I put together the taquitos with the chorizo, egg, and Cacique Cojita Cheese, and lightly fried them until crispy. Once I set these out for my guests, they were gone before I could even finish putting the garnish on!