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Pampered Chef: Mexican Chicken Lasagna question

  1. pamperedlinda

    pamperedlinda Legend Member Gold Member

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    We made this at a cluster meeting a few months ago and had problems using the new saute tongs for dipping the tortillas (they kept tearing) and wound-up using our fingers. What do ya'll do for this step?
     
  2. DessertDivaFL

    DessertDivaFL Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I used white corn tortillas which seemed more sturdy but the tortillas were slipping through the tongs after they were dipped. I would use my fingers at home but at a cooking show is a different story.
     
  3. sk8rgrrl99

    sk8rgrrl99 Member

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    That was exactly what my director did with this recipe. The tongs were ripping the tortillas so she used her fingers.
     
    May 6, 2009
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  4. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    I found if I put most of the tortilla in the tongs it worked better.

    This is a good time to remind people you are pampered not perfect. And that the tongs work well to pick up the pieces.
     
  5. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    I have yet to use my tongs for this. I let one of my consultants borrow them, and just got them back last week!
     
    May 6, 2009
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  6. Lifeat50

    Lifeat50 Member

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    I had the same thing happen. I will try Holly's tip and see if that helps
     
    May 6, 2009
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  7. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    The Chef's Tongs work better, because they grip a larger area on the tortilla, reducing the stress.
     
    May 6, 2009
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  8. floccies

    floccies Member

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    I used the small bamboo tongs and they worked well.
     
    May 6, 2009
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  9. Aunticooks

    Aunticooks Member Gold Member

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    I feel the same way, but then again I remind the guests that it is lasagna and its not how it looks but how it tastes.
    I like the comment that we are Pampered not Perfect!! Gonna steal that for tonights show
     
    May 6, 2009
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  10. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I use the Chef tongs loke Ann. They work great!
     
  11. AudraKYPCLady

    AudraKYPCLady Novice Member

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    I have done this several times. Guests can't seem to get it right but if you hold the tongs vertical instead of a little sideways where the tortilla is rolled over the top it works better. Hold the tongs the same direction as the tortilla basically. Also, heard this at a meeting, "I'm Pampered, not perfect. If you want to do my job talk to me after the show!" Thought that was cute.
     
  12. PamperedDor

    PamperedDor Senior Member Gold Member

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    I am with Ann on this as well - I don't like the saute tongs for this at all - (love them for shrimp though) - Chef tongs - and they are more useful in my eyes anyway - all the chefs are using them -
     
    May 6, 2009
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  13. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    LOL that is funny...
     
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