El Torito Combo Veracruzana
El Torito's Combo Veracruzana is one of the most popular items on the Veracruz
- To prepare, warm tortilla on a griddle until soft and pliable. Spread 1 tablespoon
serrano-pepita dip across length of tortilla and top with 4 1/2 ounces, which is
a little over 1/2 cup, of shrimp filling. Spread engrudo along one edge of tortilla
and roll tightly starting with the opposite edge from the engrudo. Do not allow
any filling to protrude from ends to prevent burning during cooking process. Deep
fry taquitos at 350 degrees F for approximately 2 1/2 minutes or until crispy. Drain
well and serve.
- Presentation: Cut each taquito into five pieces on an angle. Place small ramekin
with red pepper dip in center of shallow bowl. Sprinkle 1/2 ounce shredded lettuce
and 1/2 ounce fried tortilla strips around ramekin. Arrange taquitos around ramekin
with cut sides up and tips pointing outward. Sprinkle 1/2 ounce fruit relish and
1/2 teaspoon cotija cheese over tips of taquitos.
Yield: 6 servings
Source: El Torito Mexican Restaurants