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What are some recipes using corn tortillas?

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One recipe you can make using corn tortillas is homemade tortilla chips, which are prepared by cutting the tortilla into wedges, then baking them in the oven. Another recipe using corn tortillas is flautas, made by rolling corn tortillas around a meat filling and then frying them in oil.

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What are some recipes using corn tortillas?
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To prepare corn tortilla chips, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush both sides of each corn tortilla with vegetable oil, then stack the tortillas on top of each other. Cut the stack of tortillas into equal-sized wedges using a pizza cutter. Place the tortilla wedges on a baking sheet in a single layer, and season with salt, if you prefer. Bake in the oven for eight to 12 minutes, until the chips are crisp and lightly browned on the edges. Remove and let the wedges cool before serving.

To make chicken flautas, shred 3 cups roasted chicken and mix with 3/4 cup salsa. Wrap 16 corn tortillas in paper towels, and microwave them for about 45 seconds, or until they're soft and pliable. Place a large spoonful of the chicken mixture in the center of each tortilla, then roll the ends tightly over the filling like a burrito. Secure with toothpicks. Fill a large skillet with 3/4 inches of vegetable oil and place over medium-high heat. Fry the flautas in the hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes, until they are golden brown on all sides. Drain on paper towels, and remove the toothpicks before serving.

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