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Mexican Spirals

By Jan Bennett

These make great hors d’oeuvres, and you can mess about with the ingredients to
your heart’s content! Mine never come out the same twice, but here are the basics:

– 1 cooked boneless chicken breast, minced
– a clove or two or three of garlic, minced
– a jalepeno pepper or two (or if you’re adventurous, substitute a Scotch bonnet!),
– 1 8-oz package of cream cheese, softened, grated Monterey Jack cheese (a bunch –
sorry, I rarely measure – maybe a cup?)
– 1 bunch fresh coriander leaves, minced, soft tortillas

Throw everything in your food processor (except the tortillas!) and process until smoothish. Spread on tortillas, roll and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight. When ready to use, slice each roll into 1/4 – 1/2 inch slices and bake for 10 minutes at 350F. Serve warm or room temperature, with a nice hot salsa.

This recipe is also nice if you add a tsp. of curry powder to the mixture, or some roasted red peppers, a little pesto – basically anything you have on hand! They always turn out yummy.