If you like garlic like me, you will like this fried tortilla. It’s very garlicky. I added a lot of chopped garlic to fry the tortillas. The smell of fried garlic was just awesome. It reminds me of a good garlic bread. This fried garlic tortilla strips goes very well with my Healthy Sweet Potato Carrot Soup. The chopped coriander gave it an added fragrance. I had these with the soup for dinner after a good round of badminton. I was tired and something light and delicious like this just made me full, satisfied and happy.
The tortillas that I used here were homemade. Will post that on another day. Tortillas are widely used in Mexican food for various wraps. I really like Mexican food. They are very delicious. I fell in love with it recently after my daughter cooked the Mexican Chicken Fajita for us.
Drick at Drick’s Rambling Cafe has been giving me much invaluable help and encouragement on how to cook Mexican food. Looks like he’s going to make me into a Mexican Lady!…haha. He has lots of awesome recipes. You got to visit his blog. I’m going to have fun cooking more Mexican food and posting them, now that I know how to make my own tortillas.
Garlic comes with many health benefits. We were trained from young to eat more garlic as my mom said it’s very good for health. It’s very easy to handle garlic compared to onions…..you won’t cry unnecessarily!
I find that the easiest way to peel and chop garlic is to cut one end of the garlic off. Then use your chopper or cleaver, give a big BANG on them as shown here. Hold the other end of the garlic (uncut end), give a gentle shake and the garlic will just fall out. That’s really simple and quick, right? Then just chop it up. I’m not a perfectionist in cooking, so my garlic comes in all shapes and sizes.
Here’s my simple and easy Fried Garlic Tortilla recipe. There’s no fixed amount in the ingredients. Just go according to your preference. You can add other spices or seasonings if you like but I’m happy with something simple like this.
2-3 tortillas (cut into strips)
garlic (peeled and chopped)
chili powder (optional)
Heat up some oil in a frying pan or wok. Use low to medium heat. Add the garlic and fry until light brown. Don’t over brown it otherwise the garlic will taste a little bitter. Mine was a little over browned as I was busy with doing something else while cooking. Add the tortilla strips, salt and coriander and continue to fry for a little while. Adjust according to your taste. Dish up and serve hot with soup.
What is your favourite to go with this type of thick vegetable soup? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Other soup recipes that you may be interested in:
Spicy Seafood Kimchi Soup
Galangal Chicken Soup
Salmon Turkey Curry Soup
Creamy Chinese Cabbage Soup
Turkey Mince Tomato Egg Soup
Herbal Chicken Soup Spices From Anncoo
Quote of the day……
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”