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Crispy Vegan Irish Taquitos!
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Crispy Vegan Irish Taquitos!

Prep Time: 10 mins.

Cook Time: 30 mins.

I have always liked crispy tacos. I like everything crunchy, like corn tortilla chips with salsa.

I thought these tacos would be good- and simple to make (which is a must for me). Simply stuff corn tortillas with a delicious mashed potato filling. I originally called these potato taquitos, but my husband changed their name to Irish Taquitos.

For more variations, try:

  • Mediterranean taquitos: substitute potatoes with chickpeas
  • Indian Taquitos: substitute potatoes with lentils
  • Italian Taquitos: substitute potatoes with eggplant

You can basically stuff them with anything you have at home. Sweet potatoes, cauliflower, mushroom, kale, zucchini, spinach, etc. Just use the following recipe:

Crispy Irish Taquitos

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of crumbled soft tofu
  • 4 potatoes
  • Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tsps. cumin
  • 2 tsps. onion powder
  • 2 tsps. garlic powder
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • Oil for frying

Directions:

1. Boil the potatoes in water, add a pinch of salt, cover and cook for about 30 minutes or until soft

2. Drain potatoes and let cool.

3. Add tofu, salt, pepper, cumin, onion and garlic powder and salt. Mix well.

4. Warm tortillas on a griddle until soft.

5. Take about 2 spoonfuls ( about 2 ounces ) of the mixture and place it in a line across the center of each tortilla and roll it up.

6. Secure with a toothpick; inserting it at the edge of the tortilla and running it through the center. (make sure to remove the toothpicks before serving).

7. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat.

8. Fry tacos until crispy.

9. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

10. Serve with salsa, shredded lettuce, sliced avocado and vegan sour cream.

To make your homemade salsa, combine tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, garlic, salt, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro in a food processor.

I never fry anything at home, but I guess once in a blue moon is okay.

You can always try baking them at 450*F for 10-15 minutes; for a lighter version.

If you're more of a flauta fan, you can make them with flour tortillas.

For a complete Cinco de Mayo meal, serve with refried beans, Mexican rice and a margarita or Corona.

If you like Mexican food you’re going to love these! Enjoy! 

*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

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  1. Sarah Johnston
    Sarah Johnston
    This sound extremely delicious and mouth watering. I have to try this soon. I have never heard of Irish Taquitos before.
    1. Norma Plum
      Norma Plum
      Hope you like them Sarah! That's just what my husband calls them, they're potato taquitos.
  2. Ann
    Ann
    Amazing Irish Taquitos this sounds so good. I have to make a batch for me to try. Thanks for sharing your special recipe. Voted
    1. Norma Plum
      Norma Plum
      I hope you enjoy them Ann :)
  3. Julie Sinclair
    Julie Sinclair
    How wonderful I am a fan of Mexican food and love my hot sauce. In all of my years I have never heard of Irish Taquitos. But after reading your explanation I see why. This is a wonderful name to give your recipe and a wonderful recipe.
    1. Norma Plum
      Norma Plum
      I love hot sauce too, chipotle is my favorite :)
  4. Granny Smith
    Granny Smith
    This sounds simply delicious my dear. I love the name. This is very unique.
    1. Norma Plum
      Norma Plum
      you'll love them!
  5. Robert Daniels
    A must try - voted
    1. Norma Plum
      Norma Plum
      Enjoy Robert!
  6. Leo Vargus
    I love Taquitos and have copied your recipe for my wife to make. Voted and now following you. You have some delicious sounding recipes.
    1. Norma Plum
      Norma Plum
      you'll love this one Leo. My recipes are pretty simple and easy to prepare.
  7. Rafaela
    Sounds instering
  8. Eve Sherrill York
    Eve Sherrill York
    This sounds really different and good. Must try!
  9. Veganara
    Veganara
    Voted. They sound amazing! Not good for the waistline, but certainly good for the occasional treat. You might like my latest recipe here: http://www.theflamingvegan.com/view-post/Divine-Cheesy-Cauliflower-Bake. Please check it out if you get a chance! :-)
  10. Cheryl Thomas
    Cheryl Thomas
    This looks amazing
  11. Eve Sherrill York
    Eve Sherrill York
    This sounds really interesting.

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