Introduction: Easy Crispitos
I used to see these in rural convenience stores everywhere. Crispy, cheesy, and addictive little rolls of queso and shredded chicken.
I moved to the city a year ago and haven't seen one since, but it occurred to me last night at a little Tex-Mex place that they would be so easy to replicate.
I bought all of the ingredients for less than $10, and I made about a dozen.
1 bottle of mild salsa con queso
20 oz of chunk chicken breast
1 package of egg roll skins
Feel free to use thin tortillas or puff pastry instead of egg roll skins, so long as it's a very thin crust. If it isn't crispy, it isn't a crispito.
Step 1: Assemble the Crispitos
For the filling, simply mix the queso and the chicken (drained) with a fork in a small bowl.
Spoon out a small amount onto an individual egg roll skin and roll it up nice and tight.
Initially, I'd used a bit of the queso mixture to seal up the egg roll skin, but I later found this to be unnecessary.
Step 2: Fry 'Em Up
Pour enough oil to submerge half of one wrap.
Allow the oil to heat. I kept the heat a little below medium, so I could let two or three crispitos fry while I prepared more.
Let the crispitos fry until golden brown, flipping them (gently) as necessary.
Step 3: Allow to Cool and Serve
Place the the fried crispitos on a paper towel or wax paper to cool, and then serve!
These work as a snack on the go, a party appetizer (especially if cut in half), or even as a main course topped with some salsa, guacamole or sour creme.