Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas
1. For chimichangas:
- 6 (8-inch) soft flour tortillas
- 8 oz cream cheese ( room temperature)
- 2 Tablespoon sour cream
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cups sliced strawberries
- Vegetable oil-for frying
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/3 cup sugar
Beat cream cheese , sour cream, 1 tablespoon sugar and vanilla extract .
Fold in 3/4 cup of sliced fresh strawberries.
Divide the mixture evenly between 6 tortillas. Slather the filling in the lower third of each tortilla, fold the two sides of each tortilla toward the center and then roll the tortilla up like a burrito (secure it with a toothpicks!) .
Combine 1/3 cup sugar with 1 tablespoon cinnamon in a shallow bowl and set aside.
Line a large plate with paper towels.
In about 5 inch deep saucepan place about 2 -2½ inch vegetable oil for frying and heat it over medium-high heat until it reaches 360ºF.
Fry the chimichangas until golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes and flip them as needed (work in batches)
Transfer the chimichangas to the paper towel on a plate to drain for a minute, then roll them in the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Don’t forget to remove all toothpicks from the chimichangas!!!