The Wikipedia meaning of "Desperado" is "a reckless or desperate person." Every neighborhood has a "Zucchini Desperado" - somebody who leaves zucchini on your front step in the middle of the night with no note or explanation. Someone who tries to disguise zucchini in every dish imaginable.......well - I am the "Zucchini Desperado" in my area ;-)
Actually, my husband named this recipe "Zucchini Desperados" because I am desperate to use zucchini in every meal - we have an overabundance of zucchini.
3 tortilla shells
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
pepper, dill, or basil - to taste
Cut the tortilla shells into quarters (see picture above)(this makes a total of 12 quarters). Place each quarter in a muffin tin. Combine the melted butter, olive oil & herbs and then brush a thin layer on the inside of each shell that has already been placed in the muffin tin.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 7 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool before filling.
1 package cream cheese (room temperature)
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon hot red chili pepper (ground) (I use Indian chili pepper)
1 small onion (peeled and finely chopped)
1 carrot (peeled & shredded)
Prepare the ingredients as listed above. With an electric mixer - combine all ingredients until blended.
1 tender zucchini (washed & cut into 1/4 inch thick rounds)
Cut the zucchini. Now the "Desperados" are ready to be filled. First spread some of the filling (about 2 tablespoons worth) and then top with a slice of zucchini.
Serve immediately & ENJOY!!
(refrigerate any remaining "Desperados")