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  1. #1
    ViLco Guest

    Default uncle ben's tortillas

    I got a package recently and they worked out pretty good, I filled them with
    a chicken and onion filling and baked then in the oven, the tortillas got a
    very nice friable and soft texture.
    I've read that someone fries them, is this done in a little oil or is it
    deep fried? Those who fry tortillas, do they do that after filling them or
    before using them some way?
    Thanks in advance
    --
    Firma predefinita



  2. #2
    Gary Guest

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    ViLco wrote:
    >
    > Those who fry tortillas, do they do that after filling them or
    > before using them some way?


    You fry them first.

    G.

  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "ViLco" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k4ehtu$6bq$[email protected]..
    >I got a package recently and they worked out pretty good, I filled them
    >with a chicken and onion filling and baked then in the oven, the tortillas
    >got a very nice friable and soft texture.
    > I've read that someone fries them, is this done in a little oil or is it
    > deep fried? Those who fry tortillas, do they do that after filling them or
    > before using them some way?
    > Thanks in advance
    > --
    > Firma predefinita


    What are they made of? I don't think we get them here.



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    Janet Bostwick Guest

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    On Tue, 2 Oct 2012 13:07:41 +0200, "ViLco" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I got a package recently and they worked out pretty good, I filled them with
    >a chicken and onion filling and baked then in the oven, the tortillas got a
    >very nice friable and soft texture.
    >I've read that someone fries them, is this done in a little oil or is it
    >deep fried? Those who fry tortillas, do they do that after filling them or
    >before using them some way?
    >Thanks in advance


    Fry them first.
    Janet US

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Tue, 2 Oct 2012 13:07:41 +0200, ViLco wrote:

    > I got a package recently and they worked out pretty good, I filled them with
    > a chicken and onion filling and baked then in the oven, the tortillas got a
    > very nice friable and soft texture.
    > I've read that someone fries them, is this done in a little oil or is it
    > deep fried? Those who fry tortillas, do they do that after filling them or
    > before using them some way?
    > Thanks in advance


    UNcle Ben's Tortillas? That kinda funny. A White guy's name on a
    brand of tortillas. Only in Italy, I guess!

    Are they corn or flour?

    -sw

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    Chemo Guest

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    On Oct 2, 9:23*am, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    > On Tue, 2 Oct 2012 13:07:41 +0200, ViLco wrote:
    > > I got a package recently and they worked out pretty good, I filled themwith
    > > a chicken and onion filling and baked then in the oven, the tortillas got a
    > > very nice friable and soft texture.
    > > I've read that someone fries them, is this done in a little oil or is it
    > > deep fried? Those who fry tortillas, do they do that after filling themor
    > > before using them some way?
    > > Thanks in advance

    >
    > UNcle Ben's Tortillas? *That kinda funny. *A White guy's name on a
    > brand of tortillas. *Only in Italy, I guess!
    >
    > Are they corn or flour?
    >
    > -sw


    I thought old unk Ben was black.

  7. #7
    Gary Guest

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    Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    > UNcle Ben's Tortillas? That kinda funny. A White guy's name on a
    > brand of tortillas. Only in Italy, I guess!


    And only in Texas is Uncle Ben a white guy. heheheheh

    G.

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    George M. Middius Guest

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    sqwishy blithered:

    > UNcle Ben's Tortillas? That kinda funny. A White guy's name on a
    > brand of tortillas.


    duh ... Uncle Ben doesn't look at all white to me. Are you
    color-blind?



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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Tue, 02 Oct 2012 12:47:53 -0400, Gary wrote:

    > Sqwertz wrote:
    >>
    >> UNcle Ben's Tortillas? That kinda funny. A White guy's name on a
    >> brand of tortillas. Only in Italy, I guess!

    >
    > And only in Texas is Uncle Ben a white guy. heheheheh


    Shows you how often I buy or even look at an Uncle Ben product, I'm
    proud to say. Buy a lto fo UB products do you, Gary! :-)


    Even more ironic though - a black dude making tortillas in Italy.

    -sw

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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Chemo" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    On Oct 2, 9:23 am, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    > On Tue, 2 Oct 2012 13:07:41 +0200, ViLco wrote:
    > > I got a package recently and they worked out pretty good, I filled them
    > > with
    > > a chicken and onion filling and baked then in the oven, the tortillas
    > > got a
    > > very nice friable and soft texture.
    > > I've read that someone fries them, is this done in a little oil or is it
    > > deep fried? Those who fry tortillas, do they do that after filling them
    > > or
    > > before using them some way?
    > > Thanks in advance

    >
    > UNcle Ben's Tortillas? That kinda funny. A White guy's name on a
    > brand of tortillas. Only in Italy, I guess!
    >
    > Are they corn or flour?
    >
    > -sw


    I thought old unk Ben was black.

    He is!



  11. #11
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Tue, 2 Oct 2012 14:49:34 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:

    > "Chemo" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > On Oct 2, 9:23 am, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    >> On Tue, 2 Oct 2012 13:07:41 +0200, ViLco wrote:
    >>> I got a package recently and they worked out pretty good, I filled them
    >>> with
    >>> a chicken and onion filling and baked then in the oven, the tortillas
    >>> got a
    >>> very nice friable and soft texture.
    >>> I've read that someone fries them, is this done in a little oil or is it
    >>> deep fried? Those who fry tortillas, do they do that after filling them
    >>> or
    >>> before using them some way?
    >>> Thanks in advance

    >>
    >> UNcle Ben's Tortillas? That kinda funny. A White guy's name on a
    >> brand of tortillas. Only in Italy, I guess!
    >>
    >> Are they corn or flour?
    >>

    > I thought old unk Ben was black.
    >
    > He is!


    He sure looks white to me.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_Ben

    And learn how to quote posts properly, Spawn of Kent.

    -sw

  12. #12
    Leonard Blaisdell Guest

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    In article <k4ehtu$6bq$[email protected]>, "ViLco" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > I got a package recently and they worked out pretty good, I filled them with
    > a chicken and onion filling and baked then in the oven, the tortillas got a
    > very nice friable and soft texture.
    > I've read that someone fries them, is this done in a little oil or is it
    > deep fried? Those who fry tortillas, do they do that after filling them or
    > before using them some way?
    > Thanks in advance


    I really don't know what you have. A typical tortilla in the states is
    either corn or flour. If the tortilla is corn, immersing it and passing
    it rather quickly through hot oil will make it pliable enough to fold it
    for tacos or roll it for other preparations. The typical corn tortilla
    is around seven inches in diameter and about 1/8 inch thick where I live.
    Flour tortillas are far more pliable when bought. They can be steamed
    just a bit and then can be rolled and folded with filling and will be as
    large or much larger in diameter than corn tortillas.
    The more that corn tortillas are fried, the more unforgiving they get.
    Both tortillas can be used as a wrap, but both are completely different
    in preparation. I'm sure I've left crucial stuff out, but the group will
    fill it in.

    leo

  13. #13
    Gary Guest

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    Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    > On Tue, 02 Oct 2012 12:47:53 -0400, Gary wrote:
    >
    > > Sqwertz wrote:
    > >>
    > >> UNcle Ben's Tortillas? That kinda funny. A White guy's name on a
    > >> brand of tortillas. Only in Italy, I guess!

    > >
    > > And only in Texas is Uncle Ben a white guy. heheheheh

    >
    > Shows you how often I buy or even look at an Uncle Ben product, I'm
    > proud to say. Buy a lot of UB products do you, Gary! :-)


    LOL! Good come-back, Steve. :-D

    Actually, I've never bought the stuff but my Mom(tm) always used it. I also
    read that it was the most popular rice in the US for almost 50 years. They
    must be doing something right.

    Speaking of my Mom(tm). My only experience with "Chinese food" in my
    childhood was those La Chow double cans of chow mein that you mentioned
    previously. I ate them. Didn't hate the food but didn't love it either.
    Wasn't until I got out on my own that I finally tried some real chinese food
    from a restaurant.

    I wonder if they even still sell those double-cans? I would be tempted to
    buy one just for old times sake.

    G.

  14. #14
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Wed, 03 Oct 2012 07:33:02 -0400, Gary wrote:

    > Speaking of my Mom(tm). My only experience with "Chinese food" in my
    > childhood was those La Chow double cans of chow mein that you mentioned
    > previously. I ate them. Didn't hate the food but didn't love it either.
    > Wasn't until I got out on my own that I finally tried some real chinese food
    > from a restaurant.
    >
    > I wonder if they even still sell those double-cans? I would be tempted to
    > buy one just for old times sake.


    They still sell the double cans. The ones I've been seeing lately
    have a small can of meat based goop on top, and a larger can of
    vegetables on bottom. I don't know where the crunchy chow mein
    noodles come from - maybe you have to buy those separately?

    The brand is La Choy, IIRC. Chun King is (was?) the other one.

    -sw

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    Gary Guest

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    Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    > On Wed, 03 Oct 2012 07:33:02 -0400, Gary wrote:
    >
    > > Speaking of my Mom(tm). My only experience with "Chinese food" in my
    > > childhood was those La Chow double cans of chow mein that you mentioned
    > > previously. I ate them. Didn't hate the food but didn't love it either.
    > > Wasn't until I got out on my own that I finally tried some real chinese food
    > > from a restaurant.
    > >
    > > I wonder if they even still sell those double-cans? I would be tempted to
    > > buy one just for old times sake.

    >
    > They still sell the double cans. The ones I've been seeing lately
    > have a small can of meat based goop on top, and a larger can of
    > vegetables on bottom. I don't know where the crunchy chow mein
    > noodles come from - maybe you have to buy those separately?
    >
    > The brand is La Choy, IIRC. Chun King is (was?) the other one.
    >
    > -sw


    The ones I remember had the small meat/veggies/sauce in the smaller can on
    top. The large bottom can had those dried noodles. :-O

    G.

  16. #16
    sf Guest

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    On Tue, 02 Oct 2012 22:41:01 -0700, Leonard Blaisdell
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article <k4ehtu$6bq$[email protected]>, "ViLco" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > I got a package recently and they worked out pretty good, I filled them with
    > > a chicken and onion filling and baked then in the oven, the tortillas got a
    > > very nice friable and soft texture.
    > > I've read that someone fries them, is this done in a little oil or is it
    > > deep fried? Those who fry tortillas, do they do that after filling them or
    > > before using them some way?
    > > Thanks in advance

    >
    > I really don't know what you have. A typical tortilla in the states is
    > either corn or flour. If the tortilla is corn, immersing it and passing
    > it rather quickly through hot oil will make it pliable enough to fold it
    > for tacos or roll it for other preparations. The typical corn tortilla
    > is around seven inches in diameter and about 1/8 inch thick where I live.
    > Flour tortillas are far more pliable when bought. They can be steamed
    > just a bit and then can be rolled and folded with filling and will be as
    > large or much larger in diameter than corn tortillas.
    > The more that corn tortillas are fried, the more unforgiving they get.
    > Both tortillas can be used as a wrap, but both are completely different
    > in preparation. I'm sure I've left crucial stuff out, but the group will
    > fill it in.
    >

    A chimichanga is fried after filling, but I only like one style of
    burrito and that isn't it. I don't like hard shelled tacos either,
    (too messy)., but you don't have to fry taco shells to make them
    crispy these days. Like many other traditionally fried foods, people
    have modernized them by figuring out how to bake them.

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:d0ihzrb5i4e9$.[email protected]..
    > On Wed, 03 Oct 2012 07:33:02 -0400, Gary wrote:
    >
    >> Speaking of my Mom(tm). My only experience with "Chinese food" in my
    >> childhood was those La Chow double cans of chow mein that you mentioned
    >> previously. I ate them. Didn't hate the food but didn't love it either.
    >> Wasn't until I got out on my own that I finally tried some real chinese
    >> food
    >> from a restaurant.
    >>
    >> I wonder if they even still sell those double-cans? I would be tempted
    >> to
    >> buy one just for old times sake.

    >
    > They still sell the double cans. The ones I've been seeing lately
    > have a small can of meat based goop on top, and a larger can of
    > vegetables on bottom. I don't know where the crunchy chow mein
    > noodles come from - maybe you have to buy those separately?
    >
    > The brand is La Choy, IIRC. Chun King is (was?) the other one.
    >
    > -sw


    Good gawd but that stuff is horrid! We ate it at least once a month when I
    was a kid. I remember not liking it much but it does contain ingredients
    that my daughter likes so I bought it for her. Never again.



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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Gary" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > Sqwertz wrote:
    >>
    >> On Wed, 03 Oct 2012 07:33:02 -0400, Gary wrote:
    >>
    >> > Speaking of my Mom(tm). My only experience with "Chinese food" in my
    >> > childhood was those La Chow double cans of chow mein that you mentioned
    >> > previously. I ate them. Didn't hate the food but didn't love it
    >> > either.
    >> > Wasn't until I got out on my own that I finally tried some real chinese
    >> > food
    >> > from a restaurant.
    >> >
    >> > I wonder if they even still sell those double-cans? I would be tempted
    >> > to
    >> > buy one just for old times sake.

    >>
    >> They still sell the double cans. The ones I've been seeing lately
    >> have a small can of meat based goop on top, and a larger can of
    >> vegetables on bottom. I don't know where the crunchy chow mein
    >> noodles come from - maybe you have to buy those separately?
    >>
    >> The brand is La Choy, IIRC. Chun King is (was?) the other one.
    >>
    >> -sw

    >
    > The ones I remember had the small meat/veggies/sauce in the smaller can on
    > top. The large bottom can had those dried noodles. :-O


    Still *gak* available.



  19. #19
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Wed, 3 Oct 2012 07:34:35 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:

    > Good gawd but that stuff is horrid! We ate it at least once a month when I
    > was a kid. I remember not liking it much but it does contain ingredients
    > that my daughter likes so I bought it for her. Never again.


    You should change your name to "Broken Record".

    -sw

  20. #20
    ViLco Guest

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    Sqwertz wrote:

    > UNcle Ben's Tortillas? That kinda funny. A White guy's name on a
    > brand of tortillas. Only in Italy, I guess!


    Tey started with just the canned chili beans and chili meat, then they
    started to offer some dipping sauces (mild, hot, cheese), now they offer
    more than 30 products including nachos, tortillas, tortilla chips, rice,
    refried beans...

    > Are they corn or flour?


    Wheat, made in the Netherlands, 8 tortillas per package, 360g for 3.50 ?
    They are circa 20 cm (8") in diameter and thin.
    --
    Firma predefinita



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