Cooking Adventure: Cinnamon Corn Tortillas
The Bellydance Soundtrack:
Fleecing Punters by Pentaphobe
(Because it's a slow, plodding kind of song. And sometimes we need that.)
Prep Time: 3-5min.
Prep Time: 3-5min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Have you ever had that feeling of complete and total boredom that comes when you get into your car to run the tenth errand of the day? Tomorrow I'm heading to our friendly Midwestern neighbor, Minnesota. And despite the fact that it's a trip to serve as the best matron in my friend's wedding, I can't help but want to claw at the car windows. Sure my Corolla is taking me to new and exciting events. I don't mind those. It's the broken days that come from the drumming beat of in-the-car-out-the-car-in-the-car-out-the-car. Trust me. That's a beat that is not fun to dance to.
In addition, I'm in charge of giving the wedding toast to a reception hall of 200 people. This after I've strutted through giving toast speeches for high school and college projects. With quite the undeserved sense of accomplishment, I'd give excellent toast speeches. Ones worthy of the A's I got. And I'd swagger away with my grade thinking, "Suckers. I'm a girl! I'll never have to do this in my life!" And now the hammer has come down on my head. I'm giving the toast for my best friend that I've known all through high school and college, and I have no idea what to say. I believe that were any of my previous speech teachers dead right now, they'd be having a good chuckle at my expense (in that way that only the recently dead who have attained slight omnipotence can do).
In the midst of tediousness and stress, a simple recipe is a welcome relief. These corn tortillas came from a recipe for sweet potato & apple soup (which turned out a bit complex and tedious itself). I nixed the salt to leave it as just a quick, handmade snack for yet another car trip.
- Yellow corn tortillas
- 2-3 cups of vegetable oil for frying
1. Cut the tortillas into 1 inch strips.
2. Mix equal amounts of sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Around 2Tbsp. of each does the trick.
3. Pour in the vegetable oil into a large skillet. The trick with frying is to pour in enough oil so whatever you're frying won't hit the bottom. Since we're working with flat tortillas, you don't need too much oil. Heat the oil on medium-high heat.
4. Fry the tortilla strips until golden (Around 2 minutes to start, but the process will go a bit faster with every batch as the oil heats up). Shake off extra oil and remove them onto a paper towel to drain.
5. Immediately sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mix on the tortillas.
6. Let them cool for a minute and enjoy!
P.S. Does anyone else ever feel this need to simplify? I'm curious to know what other people's ways are of slowing things down.