Double Mango Chimichangas
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries or cherries, or combination
- 1/4 cup dried mango, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 4 cups 1/2-inch diced mango (3 large or 4 small to medium mangoes)
- 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger OR 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 16 (6-inch) flour tortillas
- 1 egg white, beaten with 2 teaspoons cold water
- Vegetable oil for frying*
- Powdered sugar for dusting
Add cranberries, mango, and orange juice to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes to plump fruit. Drain and discard liquid.
Mix diced mango, plumped fruit, brown sugar, orange peel, crystallized ginger (if using), and vanilla in a medium bowl. Mix cornstarch, ground ginger (if using), cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl. Stir into fruit.
Preheat oil in Presto® Electric Deep Fryer. If using an adjustable thermostat deep fryer, set at 375°. Heat tortilla in skillet over medium heat for about 30 seconds on each side (or microwave, covered with paper towel, 20 to 30 seconds).
Place warmed tortilla on work surface, position 2 to 3 tablespoons of mango mixture, draining off any accumulated juices, on bottom half of warmed tortilla, 1 inch from edges. Fold up bottom of tortilla. Brush egg mixture on top semicircle of tortilla. Fold in sides and then continue to roll up into a thick cylinder. Repeat with remaining filling and tortillas, allowing egg whites to dry so tortillas are well sealed.
Fry chimichangas in hot oil until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Do not crowd fryer. Transfer fried chimichangas to a wire rack set over a shallow baking pan. Chimichangas may be held in 200°F oven until remainder are fried. Sift powdered sugar over warm chimichangas and serve.
*Reference your deep fryer instruction folder for amount of oil needed.
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