I do quite well at using up leftovers and not wasting food. Today was leftovers day, which doesn’t exactly provide an abundance of fertile material for a blog post. Rather than follow my gut instincts to refrain from posting at all I am posting anyway, grasping at straws in a feeble attempt to portray it as a new angle on old information. To preserve transparency and integrity my conscience compels me to disclose that this post contains hardly a shred of new information (call it “fake news” if you wish).
Faye had restaurant/take-home leftovers for her lunch and I had leftover vegetables in a whole wheat tortilla. This time, for the sake of research, rather than toast the taco in a dry pan without oil I used a small amount of oil to shallow fry it. My one person consensus is that by toasting in a dry pan without oil the tortilla remained dry and crisp to the last bite, whereas using oil resulted in the taco becoming soft (soggy) after the first few bites without much, if any, contribution to flavor.
I don’t want to leave the impression that I am anti oils and fats. Quite the contrary. The right kinds of fats, in moderation, are essential in a healthy diet. I did use oil to sauté the veggies.