I love fast food.
Its such a bad thing. Of course I take the "meat" out (if you can call it that) and adapt everything to my tastes, but I still love fast food.
Specifically, I love Taco Bell.
So, since the DIY Crunchwrap Supreme has been trending lately, I decided to do my thing at attempting to make it. We have just about three weeks remaining in our time in London (Wow! That went fast.); thus, we are at that point in every transition where we strategically start to eat our way out of the house and only buy the basics: eggs, milk, bread, fruit and veg. Because of this, I couldn't completely mimick the exact recipe, but it still turned out swell!
|I added a slice of sharp/mature cheddar. On a sidenote, I haven't ever been able to find yellow cheddar anywhere here!|
|Crush a few corn or tortilla chips on top to give it that lovely crunch. I literally used three small chips for this.|
|At this point is when it calls for the wonderful nacho cheese sauce. Since I didn't have any, I used whatever cheese I had in the fridge.... which happened to be mozzarella. And of course, I gave it all a healthy squeeze of lime juice.|
|Fry in a healthy oil. In this case, I used canola oil. There has been some discrepency as to how much oil to use. I find that a generous covering of the bottom of the pan is perfectly fine.|
|Here she is. Be sure to flip her in the pan to get both sides golden brown.|
Andrew asked me if this is going to be my new "thing." While I'm not quite sure what he meant, I think I would say that no, it is not going to be my new "thing" for a few reasons:
1. It takes longer to make than other equally crunchy and delicious Mexican foods (ie nachos).
2. I don't want to make it a habit to fry my food.
3. It can get messy.
However, it IS a great alternative to a quesadilla or nacho craving and is quite pleasing to the eye. I won't make it every week, but will keep it in mind for that next specific moment when nachos just won't hit the spot.
Really, I want to know how to DIY a chalupa. Anyone?