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Grandma Vera's rolled cheese tacos

Recipe by:Karl Flores


  • 12 (12-inch) corn tortillas
    12 (8-inch) strips Monterey Jack cheese or string cheese cut in half lengthwise
    4 cups solid shortening
    Salt, to taste


To prepare tacos, roll 1 cheese strip inside each tortilla. Use a toothpick to keep the tortilla rolled tightly. (Tip: Heating the tortillas slightly makes them easier to roll.) Set aside until you are ready to cook them.

Place shortening in a 2-quart pot and heat to 350 degrees. Carefully place rolled tacos into melted shortening and fry about 1 minute, until melted cheese oozes out of the ends. If using string cheese, they are done when the cheese turns a light brown. Use a slotted spoon to remove tacos from shortening. Place on a paper towel to drain and salt lightly before serving.

Makes 12

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