As much as I love Aunt Bee's roll-ups, the rest of this cookbook irritates the living piss out of me. Possibly it's the conversations between the characters throughout the book. Here's an example taken from page 56 of the book:
The secret to Clara's blue ribbon pickles:
CLARA: Well, I think you'll like them. They're sort of special. This year I went wild with allspice.
ANDY: Oh-oh, Miss Johnson, I would never have thought it of you.
Or maybe it's that there are so many recipes that turn me off by the names alone. Anyone for some Robert E. Lee Natural Bridge Sweet 'Tater Pone? Or how about the Aw Gee, Paw Cheese Ball? No thank you. Maybe I just don't like or don't understand down-home folksiness. It seems completely foreign to me.
Whatever the case, I hate the book but love these roll ups and thought I'd share the recipe. I hope Aunt Bee doesn't mind.
Tampico Tortilla Roll-ups
*2 8-ounce packages of cream cheese
*1 8-ounce carton of sour cream
*3 green onions, finely chopped
*2 to 3 fresh jalapeno peppers, chopped
*juice of half a lime
*12 fresh flour tortillas
In a bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, onions, lime juice, and jalapeno peppers. Blend well. Spread the filling on the tortillas. Roll up the tortillas and cut into one inch rolls. Cover with a damp towel and chill until read to serve. (Note: My mom never uses all twelve tortillas. She spreads the mixture on pretty thick and uses only 6-8 tortillas. We think it's better this way.)
Aunt Bee serves them with salsa but we prefer them without. It's much easier to pop one or two (or fifteen) in your mouth when you don't have to worry about messy salsa. I imagine they would also taste delicious served with your favorite jug of moonshine.