Photo courtesy of Pillsbury.com.
by Scott H@tfield for the 2008 Pill$bury B@ke Off
(I attracted all kinds of unwanted visitors when I wrote about this before. Trying to be a bit more careful.--Nowheymama)
- 3 tablespoons Crisco Pure Canola Oil
- 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/2 bag (30-ounce size) frozen country-style shredded hash brown potatoes (4 1/2 cups)
- 1 box (9 ounces) Green Giant frozen spinach
- 1 can (4.5 ounces) Old El Paso chopped green chiles
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 package (10.5 ounces) Old El Paso flour tortillas for soft tacos and fajitas (12 tortillas)
- 1 jar (12 ounces) Smucker's Apricot Preserves
- Remaining Old El Paso chopped green chiles
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 3/4 teaspoon garam masala
- 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
Heat oven to 400 degrees. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and potatoes; cook about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are thoroughly cooked and slightly browned.
Meanwhile, cook spinach in microwave as directed on box. Drain spinach; cool 5 minutes. Carefully squeeze with paper towels to drain. Pull spinach apart into smaller pieces. Measure 4 teaspoons of the chiles; reserve remaining chiles for sauce.
Stir spinach, 4 teaspoons chiles, the salt, coriander, 1 teaspoon garam masala and 1/2 teaspoon ginger into potato mixture. Cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixed and thoroughly heated. Remove from heat; gently stir in lemon juice.
Place about 1/4 cup potato filling on each tortilla, 1/2 inch from one side. Starting at side with filling, tightly roll up each tortilla around filling; place seam side down on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush taquitos with remaining 1 tablespoon oil.
Bake 8 to 11 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir sauce ingredients until well mixed. Serve warm taquitos with sauce for dipping.
Photo by Rebecca Droke, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
You can vote for his recipe here--and by voting you enter yourself for a chance to win one million! The Post-Gazette article is here. Bon Appetit!
Edited to add: The person whose recipe gets the most online votes will win $5000. Scott goes to compete for the $1 million in mid-April. Dude, I'm just excited about the free microwave he gets.