Saturday, December 11, 2010

Corn Tortillas From Now On!

We have always made a lot of what passes for Mexican food here in the US, tacos, fajitas, quesadillas and enchiladas.  I always used flour tortillas, always.  Until now.  I have had to get used to using all corn tortillas which was annoying and weird and whine, whine, whine.

Now, though, I have come to appreciate the flavor that the corn tortilla gives to the meal.  I actually like it even more than the flour!  

Tomorrow is the big test for me since I am making my almost famous chicken fajitas.  Or, fajitas my way because I like it, so there!  I have not made them since going gluten free so we'll see how they come out.  Everyone else will have the usual flour tortillas though.  

To make the chicken breast I marinate them in balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, garlic, pepper, thyme and sage.  For around 24 hours.  We grill the chicken breasts outside on the grill.  In the meantime we (ok I mean my dad since I can't cook onions here or my eyes swell up) make carmelized onions with butter and, well, onions.  The best onions would be the Vidalia onions from Georgia.  Tomorrow my dad is cooking up TEN of them!    We're having eight people, all love the onions.

Even though most times green peppers are served with fajitas we don't.  Peppers can actually make my tongue swell a bit and makes my mouth itch.  Fun. No one else actually likes peppers all that much here either.  So, no peppers.

We build the fajitas with chicken, onions, cheddar cheese, salsa and sour cream.  MMmmmm.  This is one of my favorite dinners!  

Sadly my corn tortillas are TINY!  We usually use the big flour tortillas, the better to stuff the hell out of them, but I will need to use the little dainty corn tortillas.  I may be eating quite a few! 


  1. I'm sorry. I read the whole post. And all that kept coming back to me was the 'balsamic vinegar'.

    Eric has called that 'ballsack vinegar' since... forever.

    And I can't read it or hear it without my mind auto correcting it.

    Ballsack vinegar.

    Remember, you read it here first.

  2. They sell large corn tortillas in the freezer case of most grocery stores in the healthy aisle. I use mine for breakfast burritos! Yum! Damn. Now I'm hungry.