It’s almost Super Bowl Sunday, which, in my book, means that it’s Super Food Sunday. To be honest, I never even know who’s actually playing in the game; I just get excited about the food coma I’ll be slipping into after the game (but who doesn’t?). One of my favorite finger foods happens to be taquitos, so I thought it would be perfect to serve as a Super Bowl Sunday appetizer.
Unlike the usual deep-fried taquitos, this recipe requires baking the taquitos instead. Now I’m sure you’ve heard that it’s always better to bake instead of deep fry, but I bet you’re also wondering why that’s the case. Oils, especially the healthy ones, are rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs), which are fats that our body cannot naturally make. Deep-frying not only destroys the nutrients in oils, but it also turns EFAs into toxic products (yikes!). Therefore it’s always better to go with baking, which doesn’t destroy the oils as much.