Avocado, Potato and Queso Cotija Taquitos With Avocado Sauce

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Prep Time: minutes
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Yields: servings
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Ingredients

  • For the Taquitos
  • 3 medium Russet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 medium Ripe, fresh Hass avocado pitted, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • toothpicks
  • salt to taste (additional)
  • For the Sauce
  • 3 tomatillos rinsed and skinned
  • 1/2 medium ripe fresh avocado pitted and peeled
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
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Crunchy taquitos filled with creamy and cheesy goodness topped with avocado sauce. A perfect finger food for kids, but adults find these taquitos equally irresistible!

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Directions

For the Sauce (can be done in advance)
  1. In a saucepan, place tomatillos and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Place cooked tomatillos into blender with avocado and cilantro. Blend on high until smooth; season with salt and pepper. If sauce is too thick, add some of the leftover tomatillo broth to loosen. Pour sauce into four individual bowls.
For the Taquitos
  1. Place potatoes in a medium stock pot with cold water, cover and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook until fork-tender. Drain water and mash with fork or potato masher. Add garlic powder, salt, pepper, cotija cheese and egg. Stir until combined. Fold in avocado and set aside.
  2. Wrap tortillas in a kitchen towel and place in the microwave for 1 minute until soft. Carefully remove from towel and allow to cool until easy to handle.
  3. Place two tablespoons of potato mash in the center of each tortilla. Fold one end of tortilla over filling and roll into a snug taquito, making sure to not roll too tightly, as tortilla can break apart. Secure taquito with toothpick.
  4. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. With tongs, carefully place each taquito into hot oil and fry; turning over until all sides are cooked and golden brown, about 4 minutes. Drain in a plate lined with paper towels. Remove toothpicks.
To Serve
  1. On four plates, place three taquitos and a small bowl with sauce. Dip taquitos into sauce and enjoy!

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