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Here's your recipe! Mushroom & Goat Cheese Flautas

Food, Recipes, Snacks, Veggiejoadmin

October 5, 2009 So....I didn't win the recipe contest.  But that's ok...

...if you want to know how to make Bruschetta (sooo innovative) I can send you to the magazine site. BUT if you want something creative, savory and downright scrumptious...READ ON!

Mushroom & Goat Cheese Flautas

Recipe makes 8 flautas (Very filling-  Serving suggestion: 1 for an appetizer; 2 for an entrée)

Ingredients:

·  1 tablespoon butter ·  2 tablespoons olive oil ·  8 oz crimini mushrooms, diced ·  1/3 cup red onion, diced ·  1/3 cup red pepper, diced ·  1/4 teaspoon each:  dried dill, dried oregano, Worsteshire sauce ·  1/8 teaspoon each:  dried garlic, paprika, ground pepper, salt ·  1 tablespoon lemon juice ·  2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped ·  8 oz goat cheese ·  1/3 cup ricotta cheese (or cottage cheese works too!) ·  8 flour tortillas (8 inch size) ·  Oil for frying

Make 'em: 1.  Melt butter and olive oil together in a skillet; sauté mushrooms, onion and pepper until slightly soft; add spices (dill through salt) and remove from heat. 2.  In a medium bowl, combine goat cheese, ricotta and mushroom mixture.  Gently toss in lemon juice and cilantro. 3.  Spread two spoonfuls of mixture in a line on a tortilla and roll up from one end to an other, like a small burrito.  Make sure not to roll too tightly to prevent mixture from leaking.  Secure wrapped tortilla by inserting a toothpick through the middle.  Continue with remaining tortillas. 4.  In a large skillet, heat about 1/2 inch of vegetable or canola oil to medium heat.  Fry flautas in two or three batches, watching closely.  Flip when one side has become golden in color (30-60 seconds each side).  Drain on paper towels and allow to cool for a couple minutes.

Serving Suggestion:  Serve with a sweeter dip such as Pineapple or Mango salsa

Might have to make some again this week, yummmmmy!! :)