This method makes delicious, buttery, cheesey tacos. If you are avoiding butter, or frying oil (which you could also use), you could make these in a microwave. Soften the tortillas first in the microwave. We use 20 seconds on high per tortilla, with the tortillas sitting on a paper towel in the microwave to absorb moisture. Once they've been softened this way you can add cheese and fold them over and heat them a few seconds more, just until the cheese melts.
- Corn tortillas (as many as tacos you want to make, packaged or homemade)
- Cheddar or jack cheese
- Salsa (homemade or prepared)
- Strips of cooked chicken, beef, or pork (a great use of leftovers)
- A large cast iron frying pan
- A metal spatula
1 Heat the pan, prep the ingredients: Heat up the cast iron frying pan on medium high heat. While the pan is heating, prepare your ingredients. Cut some slices of cheese. Get the salsa out of the fridge. Thinly slice as many slices of apple as you want tacos. (3 tacos, 3 apple slices). Cut, remove seed, slice, and remove from skin the avocado slices you want. Slice some lettuce and any leftover meat you want to add in.
2 Butter a tortilla and heat it in the pan until it bubbles: When the pan is hot (sprinkle a few drops of water on it, they should sizzle) lightly butter one side of one tortilla and place it in the pan, butter side down.
Using a spatula, quickly flip the tortilla over to the other side, and back again, repeating until there is melted butter on both sides of the tortilla.
Let the tortilla sit in hot pan until pockets of air start to form bubbles in the tortilla.
3 Add cheese: Add slices of cheese to one side of the tortilla. Make sure to allow room for the cheese to melt and not spread all over the pan.
5 Remove from pan, add extras: You are basically done with the cheese tacos. Now all you have left to do is assembly. Open up each taco and add the ingredients you want. A slice of avocado, a slice of apple, a piece of chicken, a little bit of lettuce. Don't over do it or you won't be able to hold the taco and get it in your mouth. :-)